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The One Show Team | 18:06 UK time, Wednesday, 10 March 2010

She's done it! Christine has crossed the English Channel on water-skis!
Read the story below. Watch The One Show tonight for the TV report.

Christine - back in the UK after completing challenge

9:45am: "Thank you all for your support!" said Christine after crossing the channel. "Every Christine on French beachmuscle is aching, and I just cried a river. You see these huge ships coming past you and it's quite a lonely experience. It's been very intense, the toughest thing I've ever done." Christine spoke to Ken Bruce on Radio 2. She's pictured, right, on French beach! 

9:26am: Message from Lynne, support team: "She's done it! She left at 7:46. We think the finish time is 9:26".

9:23am: Mario on the support boat says "One mile to go!" 

9:13am: Update from Mario on the support boat. "Christine is in good spirits. We're 17 miles in and can see France. She's exhausted and has taken a bashing but the waves have calmed down slightly since we entered French waters. She's doing great. I think she can do it."

Christine heading towards France!

8:57am: Christine has reached the halfway point. Eleven miles to go. Come on Christine!

8:49am: Lynne, support team, says: "Nine miles done and they can see France". Can Christine do it?

8:35am: "Seventh fall - seven miles done. Cold, hard, slog." says Sport Relief's Twitter. Fifteen miles still to go. Come on Christine! 

Christine water-skiing to France8:28: Message from Lynne, support team. Christine is still going but "six miles and she's fallen in five times".

Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 is also reporting on Christine's progress: The challenge "is proving much tougher than even her support team thought". 

8:16am: "She is having to wait in the water for a huge tanker to pass! As well as being cold, windy and wet, the channel is also the busiest shipping lane in the world." From Sport Relief's Twitter. 

8:11am: Message from Lynne, on the shore:  "She's done three miles and fallen in twice".

Christine can't fall in too many times, if she's to complete the challenge. She's travelling at around 20mph - hitting the water too often will tire her out. 

8:00am: Message from Lynne on the shore: "I understand she fell off 6 mins in". Christine is now back on her water-skis and still going, as far as we know.

 Christine water skiing

 7:46am: Christine has set off across the English Channel! Good luck Christine!

Christine on the beach7:35am: Christine's on the beach.




7:30:
Final preparations.



Christine - final preparations 


7:28: "She's about 5 mins away from leaving"


Christine posing for pics 7:10am Christine's promoting her challenge to the world's press. Christine: "I've talked about it, I've trained for it. Now I've got to do it."


Update: Friday 12th March, 7.00am.


Welcome to the live blog! Being updated morning of Friday 12th March 2010.

Christine is in Dover and preparing to water-ski across the channel THIS morning.

Thanks to Mario Biancacci on the support boat, Lynne Jones on the shore, and the Sport Relief Twitter feed. Live blogging by Ciarán Ryan. 

Christine in Dover, preparing - camera phone picUpdate: Thursday 11th March, 6:20pm.

Fingers crossed! Weather permitting, Christine will be attempting to water-ski challenge across the English Channel tomorrow (Friday morning). If all goes to plan she'll set off from Dover at 7.30am.

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  • 1. At 07:26am on 12 Mar 2010, Nici wrote:

    Hi Christine

    Wishing you all the luck in the world Sweetheart. You can do it. We will be thinking of you all the way across. Much love from the Burn Family. XXXXX

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  • 2. At 07:29am on 12 Mar 2010, aliswift wrote:

    Yoollowing and praying for you are doing a brilliant thing we are watching following & praying for you. Evrything is crossed!! Go for it you can do it. Ali swift

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  • 3. At 07:33am on 12 Mar 2010, JDCAMERAMAN wrote:

    GOOD LUCK - YOU'RE A VERY BRAVE LADY - WE WISH YOU WELL

    WITH LOVE

    THE DAKIN FAMILY

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  • 4. At 07:36am on 12 Mar 2010, Ggilld wrote:

    Go Christine go - you can do it x

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  • 5. At 07:38am on 12 Mar 2010, Chrissy wrote:

    Good luck,

    you are crazy and amazing all at the same time.

    hope you have a fab day,

    Eddie Cheever

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  • 6. At 07:42am on 12 Mar 2010, Glynis wrote:

    Christine,

    You can do it. Show everyone your "Norn Iron" determination.

    Best of luck

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  • 7. At 07:44am on 12 Mar 2010, Maurice McCullough wrote:

    May God bless your journey - you are THE most special lady today!!

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  • 8. At 07:50am on 12 Mar 2010, jane wrote:

    christine good luck for today, i certainly think that your challange has put waterski-ing on the map, we have many great waterskiers in the uk but they get no recognition at all we have a world champions like waterski racing kim lumley who is great and many up and coming waterskiers but they never get any space on the tv at all maybe bbc would like to attend a proper waterski race national this year and give this sport some coverage, my son lee holland would love to have done this challange you dont realise how lucky you are to have this opportunaty although i think you should have had training from some waterski racer rather than lake skier who have proberly never even skied on the open sea unlike waterski racer good luck the hollands

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  • 9. At 07:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Tony Child wrote:


    Christine - "You're the ONE - the NO.1 - the ONLY ONE - you're EVERYONE'S NO.1"
    We are so proud of you and wish you every success and God Bless You
    Tony and Louise Child

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  • 10. At 08:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Rich_and_Bert wrote:

    Go Cristine Go! Awesome challenge. We're so proud of you! good luck, and come home safe.

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  • 11. At 08:05am on 12 Mar 2010, Blue-roses wrote:

    Good luck brave lady you have my complete admiration.

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  • 12. At 08:06am on 12 Mar 2010, David Anthony wrote:

    You're an inspiration Christine, well done!!!! x

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  • 13. At 08:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Jolly Ranter wrote:

    Just make sure you're back in time for the One Show tonight! Good Luck!

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  • 14. At 08:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Dors wrote:

    Good Luck Christine .. thinking of you and willing you over to the channel.

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  • 15. At 08:12am on 12 Mar 2010, lee ford wrote:

    Top Gear did it in a car you can do it on Ski's what a challenge. Good luck Christine, Everyone is behind you on this.

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  • 16. At 08:18am on 12 Mar 2010, christopher ryan wrote:

    Come on christine,you have the weather,you have the will and courage,its yours for the taking.
    good luck,see you back on dover beach.

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  • 17. At 08:18am on 12 Mar 2010, Novice Dancer wrote:

    Oh no! Blog says you have fallen six minutes into your cross channel journey. Hope you're not hurt, able to get back up and finish your epic challenge.

    Very best wishes for a safe crossing from Tyneside.

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  • 18. At 08:19am on 12 Mar 2010, Robin and Diana Rumsam wrote:

    We wish you the very best for this incredible effort......and of course for the future adventures...skiing across the Irish Sea, the Atlantic...where will it all end...the Milky Way?

    Stay safe,
    A pair of mature fans

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  • 19. At 08:20am on 12 Mar 2010, mrs123 wrote:

    Admire you greatly. Get across safely and God Bless you

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  • 20. At 08:21am on 12 Mar 2010, bluenose_62 wrote:

    Good luck Christine wish your all the best, no matter what the outcome your very brave to do this.

    Go on girl

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  • 21. At 08:24am on 12 Mar 2010, Craig wrote:

    Good Luck Christine, We're tracking you via the AIS and will be able to see you complete this mammoth task.Our Best Wishes are with you!! Craig.

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  • 22. At 08:24am on 12 Mar 2010, fionasou09 wrote:

    Come on Christine you can do it .......remember no one from Strathern could ever ski across the Channel !!! Make us Bloomfield girls proud !!

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  • 23. At 08:26am on 12 Mar 2010, Sue wrote:

    Hi Christine, We have been watching your awe inspiring efforts over the last few weeks and you were the first person I thought of today. To do something that you are so nervous of shows immense courage and you are a wonderful inspiration to all of us who are not natural athletes. Huge respect and love, and hope you are soon warm and dry on land again. With love from Sue and Jeff.

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  • 24. At 08:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Cumbrian through and through wrote:

    Of course, you are crazy but we like crazy people! Go for it, young lady. May good fortune smile upon you.

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  • 25. At 08:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Kate wrote:

    You go girl! well done have followed your ''adventure'' in awe.

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  • 26. At 08:28am on 12 Mar 2010, beebbaby wrote:

    Hope all is going well and the weather is kind to you...you have my total admiration it is such a tough challenge. Those arms will be 6 inches longer when you've finished!! With you every wave of the way...GOOD LUCK

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  • 27. At 08:30am on 12 Mar 2010, flossey wrote:

    You are one plucky lady, Christine. If positive thoughts from all your supporters can get you across "the pond" you'll make it, girl! My very best wishes to you. You are amazing!

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  • 28. At 08:30am on 12 Mar 2010, LesleyM wrote:

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  • 29. At 08:32am on 12 Mar 2010, Joanne Davies wrote:

    Christine, we are totally in awe of you. Go girl!!! You're showing my girls that you CAN do things when you put your mind to it. We are thinking of you. Be safe and keep thinking warm thoughts!!!

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  • 30. At 08:32am on 12 Mar 2010, LesleyM wrote:

    go for it Christine we all know how determind you are - you are such an inspirational person Love from Marks family xx

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  • 31. At 08:33am on 12 Mar 2010, Clairearm wrote:

    Go Christine Go.........We are all so proud of you.......You can do it

    Claire Grahame & Ellen xxx

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  • 32. At 08:34am on 12 Mar 2010, Simon wrote:

    Go Christine go, I can't possibly start work this morning until you have finished

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  • 33. At 08:39am on 12 Mar 2010, Brian Sudweeks wrote:

    Wishing you the very best of luck Christine - it's a fantastic effort on your part, and will be a superb achievement ........for a great cause. You should be very proud of yourself x

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  • 34. At 08:40am on 12 Mar 2010, Karl Bovenizer wrote:

    You go Christine! You are an amazing woman, looking forward to seeing the message that you've reached the other side :)

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  • 35. At 08:40am on 12 Mar 2010, Stokeybloke wrote:

    Gentleman everywhere are applauding you for this fantastic effort, oh and the fact you put a wetsuit on for us!

    You can do it!

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  • 36. At 08:42am on 12 Mar 2010, emelda wrote:

    if good wishes and positive thoughts were all that were needed then you would make it. unfortunately, you are undertaking something so amazing!! and difficult!! thanks from all of us.

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  • 37. At 08:43am on 12 Mar 2010, gillpmf1251 wrote:

    So full of admiration! Go for it Christine, you're an inspiration to us all. Just don't get a fit of your giggles as you approach France......must stay focused!! Fab girl! Gill x

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  • 38. At 08:43am on 12 Mar 2010, mchisham wrote:

    Keep going Christine, I know you can do it. Looking forward to seeing you on your waterskis arriving on Calais beach!! MC

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  • 39. At 08:45am on 12 Mar 2010, Alan Fletcher wrote:

    Chrissie walks on water !!!!!

    You're just amazing, good luck

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  • 40. At 08:47am on 12 Mar 2010, Andrea wrote:

    Christine, the very fact that you are attempting this challenge is amazing! Go girl and be proud of such a great achievement! You are indeed an inspiration :)

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  • 41. At 08:47am on 12 Mar 2010, Chris Robinson wrote:

    Go Christine go. Keeping up on Chris Evans show and the blog and willing you on. Keep going x

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  • 42. At 08:49am on 12 Mar 2010, Aliwesty wrote:

    Go on Girl you can do it - I am supporting you 110% from my nice warm office ;)

    Be safe and try not to swallow too much water.

    Ali
    xxx

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  • 43. At 08:50am on 12 Mar 2010, John Aitken wrote:

    Good luck girl, you can do it, we are all behind you!!

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  • 44. At 08:51am on 12 Mar 2010, Rebecca wrote:

    Come on Christine, you are the talk of the office ... we are all rooting for you!

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  • 45. At 08:53am on 12 Mar 2010, Roz BA wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are a star! Keep thinking how good you are going to feel when you reach the other side! God bless. Roz & Peter

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  • 46. At 08:53am on 12 Mar 2010, DavidR wrote:

    Christine, you are so brave. I'm sure your plucky celtic spirit will take you to Calais. I'm texting my contribution now.

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  • 47. At 08:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Mrs Alex Cowell wrote:

    Go Christine! Such a tough challenege...but you can do it. Keep your focus and when it's tough remember why you're doing it. We're with you all the way xx

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  • 48. At 08:54am on 12 Mar 2010, achtung-davie wrote:

    Were all proud of you Christine,

    All the best,

    David xxx

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  • 49. At 08:55am on 12 Mar 2010, JAN42 wrote:

    Good Luck Christine. You deserve a medal for trying this crazy challenge. I hope you make it to France but admire your determination if you don't.

    Jan

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  • 50. At 08:55am on 12 Mar 2010, Nellielou wrote:

    Good Luck Christine - everyone is behind you! Nearly there!

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  • 51. At 08:55am on 12 Mar 2010, lizzyok wrote:

    Dig in deep Christine, keep going, truly an inspiration. It's my Birthday today, but I can't concentrate on that until you are safely at the other side!! Go Go Fantastic Girl :p) LizzyOK

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  • 52. At 08:56am on 12 Mar 2010, Denise wrote:

    You go girl, What a challenge! what a woman! Dee & Carol xxx

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  • 53. At 08:57am on 12 Mar 2010, mumof4blondes wrote:

    Come on Christine. We are all there with you. I'm close to tears willing you on and thinking of the implications of your feat! You are doing such a fantastic thing! (No pressure! Tee Hee)

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  • 54. At 08:57am on 12 Mar 2010, michelle wrote:

    Go Christine, I have been following your journey and Girl you have the strength and will power to conquer the channel. you go girl, be thinking of you all the way. lots of love & support Michelle xxxxxxx

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  • 55. At 08:58am on 12 Mar 2010, Darren Cowell wrote:

    Go for it Christine. You are undertaking a Herculean challenge and we are all routing for you!!

    Good Luck!!

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  • 56. At 08:58am on 12 Mar 2010, Caz wrote:

    Go on Christine, you can do it!

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  • 57. At 08:59am on 12 Mar 2010, Thomasina Freeman wrote:

    Hi Christine - you are fantastic - swim like a fish - buzz like a bee - you will get there we all agree - Thommi

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  • 58. At 09:00am on 12 Mar 2010, Tracey Reigate wrote:

    Hi Christine you are a very brave, special lady for taking on this challenge. I am thinking of you every wave of the way... God's speed
    Love Tracey xx

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  • 59. At 09:00am on 12 Mar 2010, sarahlizzie wrote:

    What a wonderful and brave thing to do in aid of such a brilliant cause. Makes me feel humble to think of the effort and hard work involved by you, Christine, and all your support team. We have all our fingers and toes crossed for you. x

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  • 60. At 09:00am on 12 Mar 2010, whitehothotspur wrote:

    Go Christine...You can do it!

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  • 61. At 09:02am on 12 Mar 2010, Ailsa Collins wrote:

    This is true challenge Christine, you are a real inspiration - Good Luck and Well Done

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  • 62. At 09:02am on 12 Mar 2010, bradfieldmart wrote:

    go on Christine keep going you're doing us all proud

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  • 63. At 09:02am on 12 Mar 2010, Geoff wrote:

    Go Christine Go, you are the bravest girl I know

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  • 64. At 09:03am on 12 Mar 2010, Peter Fedorow wrote:

    Go Christine!! You can almost smell the French coffee and croissantes, nearly there, go, go go!!

    Lots of Love
    Peter & Margaret

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  • 65. At 09:03am on 12 Mar 2010, chris Mccarthy wrote:

    Good luck. hope you make it. Fantastic effort. The Mccarthy family

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  • 66. At 09:04am on 12 Mar 2010, Heather wrote:

    Go Christine!!! You are a star in every way. We are sending you our love and a huge warm hug for the finish.

    The Parsons Family, Romsey

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  • 67. At 09:04am on 12 Mar 2010, Carl wrote:

    Hello Christine

    Keep going, just think of Brioche with thick hot Chocolate!

    Regards
    Carl

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  • 68. At 09:05am on 12 Mar 2010, carot wrote:

    Christine you go girl!!! You can do it - what an INCREDIBLE achievement to be able to look back on!

    You have put your heart & soul into training for this & for a very special & worthy cause.

    Lots of love - CaroT xxx

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  • 69. At 09:06am on 12 Mar 2010, Sylvia and Ken wrote:

    Hi Christine we have great faith in you and know that the support of your friends and family will get you through this. A big hug to you and our girl Nicola. With love from Sylvia & Ken xo

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  • 70. At 09:06am on 12 Mar 2010, Roger the Dodger wrote:

    COME ON CHRISTINE, THINK OF A WARM BATH AND PAMPERING!!! YOU CAN DO IT BABE.......

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  • 71. At 09:07am on 12 Mar 2010, mumof4blondes wrote:

    GOOSEBUMPS ON GOOSEBUMPS! COME ON LOVELY LADY

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  • 72. At 09:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Angie Bostock wrote:

    Christine you have earned the right to call yourself a Sportsperson. You are indeed a Legend. Best of luck & Viva Le France!!

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  • 73. At 09:08am on 12 Mar 2010, Graham wrote:

    WOW..what a brave women, fantastic well done You are the ONE, da,da,da da da ONE....

    Get Adrian to wear a Villa shirt for a week after this..

    Brilliant ..
    Graham & Family



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  • 74. At 09:08am on 12 Mar 2010, Beth Liverpool wrote:

    You're doing brilliantly Christine, well done! Yo're going to make it, we know you are. We're all right behind you xxx

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  • 75. At 09:09am on 12 Mar 2010, gdr4742 wrote:

    Christine, you are an amazing young woman, and I am confident that you have what it takes to get the job done. Go for it! Your a Star!!xx

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  • 76. At 09:10am on 12 Mar 2010, Linda Barber wrote:

    Come on Christine, France is in sight, you can complete this challenge. Christine you are one in a million. The very best of luck, love Linda xx

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  • 77. At 09:10am on 12 Mar 2010, ShotleyGirl wrote:

    Christine, I've been following your training and I think that you are an extremely brave lady. Good luck to you, I know you that you will do it, you are a very determined person. All of Northern Ireland are rooting for you :o)

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  • 78. At 09:11am on 12 Mar 2010, Renee wrote:

    Fantastic, Christine. Keep it up - you're nearly there!

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  • 79. At 09:11am on 12 Mar 2010, janie p wrote:

    All the best Christine. You are very brave! Keep going!

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  • 80. At 09:11am on 12 Mar 2010, Lloyd wrote:

    Go Girl!!!!
    You'll make it in time for croissants, cafe au lait and a well deserved glass of vino collapso

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  • 81. At 09:11am on 12 Mar 2010, WayneFlynn wrote:

    I'd like to help Christine recover with a nice sprinkling of talcum powder, a warm blanket and a propa cup of cha!

    Keep those lovely pins upright and bent at the knees our Christine....xxx

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  • 82. At 09:14am on 12 Mar 2010, John wrote:

    Come on Christine..dont even think about yah hair or make up...your cutting a lovely figure gliding through the Channel....go girl

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  • 83. At 09:14am on 12 Mar 2010, Maria wrote:

    Go,Girl,Go!!! great stuff Christine, you are so brave.

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  • 84. At 09:14am on 12 Mar 2010, Brian Harden wrote:

    Well done, amazing lady! You are past the halfway mark so it's all downhill from now on. Don't forget your duty free!

    Brian Harden

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  • 85. At 09:15am on 12 Mar 2010, jhazel wrote:

    Keep going Christine - we're all rooting for you honey! xx

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  • 86. At 09:16am on 12 Mar 2010, Emma Jelley wrote:

    Come on Christine,
    YOU CAN DO IT!
    This is such an amazing thing to do. All your hard work and training comes down to this few hours of your life.
    I did the London Marathon a few years ago and the feeling of complete elation (and exhaustion) when you cross that finish line is something that can not be explained!
    That same feeling will be yours when you arrive in France.
    GO GIRL! You make us all so proud!
    Emma & The Jelley Crew xx

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  • 87. At 09:17am on 12 Mar 2010, Linda W wrote:

    Sitting in my office drinking a nice cup of tea. Can't imagine how cold and tired you must be - keep going girl; what a fantastic effort. You've made me donate this morning!

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  • 88. At 09:17am on 12 Mar 2010, Tom Clements wrote:

    Christine trying to work but I am gripped to see how you get on. Go for it and make all One Show watchers proud. TC

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  • 89. At 09:17am on 12 Mar 2010, Neil wrote:

    Good luck Christine! You can do it!
    Neil. Lincolnshire

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  • 90. At 09:18am on 12 Mar 2010, Christine Bailey wrote:

    Whatever happens Christine we both think you're very brave to undertake such an adventure. Go for it!!!!

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  • 91. At 09:18am on 12 Mar 2010, loubear37 wrote:

    Come on Christine. You can do it. You know you can do it. All of the One Show viewers are thinking of you and wishing you well.

    Good Luck, and don't forget, no hair straighteners for a week!

    Lou

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  • 92. At 09:18am on 12 Mar 2010, sophie wrote:

    Go on Christine, what a great achievement :0

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  • 93. At 09:18am on 12 Mar 2010, Pat Kelly wrote:

    Keep your hand in the hand of the one who stills the water.....

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  • 94. At 09:18am on 12 Mar 2010, Fiona51 wrote:

    Fantastic and very brave. I logged on to donate and found out that while I was having an extra cup of tea for breakfast you were half way across the channel. I am full of admiration and worth every penny - come on people send more money!

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  • 95. At 09:19am on 12 Mar 2010, Ralph the Navigator wrote:

    Come on Christine, rather you than me!

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  • 96. At 09:19am on 12 Mar 2010, Paul wrote:

    Fantastic effort. Well done Christine, you're a real star
    Paul & Lyn XXX

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  • 97. At 09:20am on 12 Mar 2010, Westmister lawyer wrote:

    Keep Going Christine. This is taking amazing courage and strength.
    I know cos I fell in too many times my first time in Portugal .
    We should all close our eyes and will you across to France

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  • 98. At 09:20am on 12 Mar 2010, Andy176 wrote:

    I wish you all the luck in the world Christine. You are an exceptionally brave lady. Allez, Allez, Allez!

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  • 99. At 09:21am on 12 Mar 2010, Noel M Fawssett wrote:

    Fabulous and a VERY brave effort, Christine. You put Adrian to shame!

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  • 100. At 09:21am on 12 Mar 2010, Felicity Anne wrote:

    Just wanted to say what an inspiration you are Christine - you are almost there to prove everyone wrong and you CAN make it.

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  • 101. At 09:22am on 12 Mar 2010, Joy Burton wrote:

    GO CHRISTINE GO - almost there!!! Well done, you should be totally proud of yourself for achieving this!!! Enjoy your hot cuppa tea at the finish xxx

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  • 102. At 09:22am on 12 Mar 2010, 3JS wrote:

    3JS at the Education Village, Darlington wish u the best of luck. Nearly finished now, watch out for Jaws!!!

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  • 103. At 09:23am on 12 Mar 2010, dochka wrote:

    Christine,

    you are amazing to even attempt this... I only found out about the challenge whilst watching last night's One Show as I don't get chance to watch it very often, but am now glued to my screen for updates!

    Good Luck for the safe completion of your challenge!!

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  • 104. At 09:24am on 12 Mar 2010, Blue-roses wrote:

    By the time this makes it on the blog you will have done it Christine. As I type you have 1 mile to go. YOU WILL DO IT! You are an absolute star......CONGRATULATIONS !

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  • 105. At 09:24am on 12 Mar 2010, Sue wrote:

    What a star! Many congratulations Christine on completing an amazing feat and being such an inspiration.

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  • 106. At 09:25am on 12 Mar 2010, Angie Rudd wrote:

    You are an inspiration Christine, you can do it!!

    Wishing you loads of luck, well done for attempting an amazing task for such a good cause!

    xx

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  • 107. At 09:25am on 12 Mar 2010, Sue wrote:

    You are nearly there!!! Listening on the radio and willing you to feel the huge wave of national love engulfing you. You are now our most recent national treasure, according to all Chris Evans@ listeners....1 mile to go apparently....feel our love and admiration Christine.....you are brilliant.!!! With love againn from Sue and Jeff here on Bodmin Moor.

    xxxx

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  • 108. At 09:26am on 12 Mar 2010, Paul Hopfensperger wrote:

    Hi Christine. Been following your adventure since the beginning and wish you the very best of luck. As I write you are only 5 miles from France. As a two time English Channel Swimmer I know what it's like in there, and for someone who can not swim so good, you are stunningly brave! Go for it, and savour in the moment when you achieve your goal. You will remember it forever! x

    Paul Hopfensperger
    English Channel Swimmer 2007 & 2008.

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  • 109. At 09:26am on 12 Mar 2010, Keith Ruby wrote:

    Go Christine Go
    Good luck from all at Princes shop.
    Take some courage to take on the channel and the cold

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  • 110. At 09:26am on 12 Mar 2010, James Barnett wrote:

    I'm Living in Cyprus but following your Blog every step of the way, And I've just donated for your fantastic Challenge, You are a true Star.

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  • 111. At 09:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Junglebudgie wrote:

    An incredible challenge requiring extraordinary bravery. And I am sure you will do it. Very humbling for me but you have inspired me to at least run the 6 mile challenge on March 21st.

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  • 112. At 09:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Marty wrote:

    Well done christine, just sailed past and you have a ferry load of people watching you, nearly there!

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  • 113. At 09:27am on 12 Mar 2010, John wrote:

    Hold on a minute is there some metamorphosis going one hear...just looked at Christine in her wetsuit..surely not...it is...its Sophia Loren....Oooh La La...not long to go now....inspirational or what!!!

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  • 114. At 09:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Jenny wrote:

    Well Done Christine, keep going, Good Luck for the last few miles. You can do it. Jenny

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  • 115. At 09:27am on 12 Mar 2010, John Dean wrote:

    GO Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You will do it!

    Love from the John, Mandy, Lawrence, Gavin & Simon Dean
    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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  • 116. At 09:28am on 12 Mar 2010, Blue-roses wrote:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Wow ! xxxxx

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  • 117. At 09:28am on 12 Mar 2010, bruttus wrote:

    Christine! Christine! Christine! Yes! Yes! Yes!
    What a gal!!!

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  • 118. At 09:28am on 12 Mar 2010, Silver Surfer wrote:

    Fantastic attempt Christine. You deserve every penny which has been donated. I had doubts that you would get to Calais but you are almost there. Good luck and here's to the luck of the Irish.

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  • 119. At 09:28am on 12 Mar 2010, Christine Stringfellow wrote:

    Christine you're a real superstar - what a fantasic role model you are for our girls and young women. Well done! What next, you geeing Adrian along on the return run?

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  • 120. At 09:28am on 12 Mar 2010, Elfwin wrote:

    C'mon Christine! What a lady, what a star. You are almost there ... well done, well done!!

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  • 121. At 09:29am on 12 Mar 2010, Neil wrote:

    Well done Christine 1 mile - I am sure you will finish now!

    Neil

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  • 122. At 09:29am on 12 Mar 2010, twitchett wrote:

    Keep going Christine. You are a very brave lady. I have been scared of water since I was a child. Enjoy France when you get there.

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  • 123. At 09:29am on 12 Mar 2010, mumof4blondes wrote:

    IMMENSE, ONE IN A MILLION, THE NATION IS BEHIND YOU THE FRENCH ARE IN FRONT! TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND COME IN SMILING. WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!!

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  • 124. At 09:30am on 12 Mar 2010, miasmum wrote:

    You go girl!!! Nearly there.... what an achievement and what an inspiration to us all xxxx

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  • 125. At 09:31am on 12 Mar 2010, jonadamfreeman wrote:

    Congratulations Christine! Have been following your excellent progress over the past few weeks. Well done on a magnificent achievement for such a wonderful cause. The country knew you could do it. Have a lovely lovely day, and enjoy some very well earned rest.

    x Jon Adam Freeman

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  • 126. At 09:31am on 12 Mar 2010, Nici wrote:

    You did it Christine. What a fantastic achievement. You are the ONE! Croissant and strong coffee for you I think. Well done from the Burn Family. XXXXX

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  • 127. At 09:31am on 12 Mar 2010, Emma Jelley wrote:

    Just heard Chris Evans announce you've done it!
    CONGRATULATIONS! Totally brilliant!!
    Emma & The Jelley Crew xx

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  • 128. At 09:31am on 12 Mar 2010, John Brookmyre wrote:

    Christine, you crazy wonderful woman, its freezing in north east england today and forecast possible thunder storms, and news you have done 17 miles in channel and 5 to go, wife and I both praying for you now, and I'm an atheist!!. Good luck

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  • 129. At 09:32am on 12 Mar 2010, woodrowbound wrote:

    Well done Christine, I was with you every step(??) of the way, figuratively speaking! What an achievement.

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  • 130. At 09:33am on 12 Mar 2010, Surrey fan wrote:

    Go Christine .You are a very brave lady .

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  • 131. At 09:33am on 12 Mar 2010, moneyteaspoon wrote:

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  • 132. At 09:33am on 12 Mar 2010, Andria wrote:

    WELL DONE Christine - totally awesome - your are a true inspiration to all of us and you have raised bucket loads of money for a very good cause.... Have a lovely hot coffee - some yummy french pastries and relax now. Big Hugs Andriaxx

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  • 133. At 09:34am on 12 Mar 2010, moneyteaspoon wrote:

    Oh well done, Christine, - we recommend hot bovril!
    love from Roger & Marion

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  • 134. At 09:34am on 12 Mar 2010, John Brookmyre wrote:

    Christine, you crazy wonderful woman, its freezing in north east England today and forecast possible thunder storms, and news you have done 17 miles in channel and 5 to go, wife and I both praying for you now, and I'm an atheist!!. Good luck

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  • 135. At 09:36am on 12 Mar 2010, MCS wrote:

    Christine,
    I admire you so much you are brave for doing this. I wish you every happiness and much luck, I know you will do this. Bless you, x

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  • 136. At 09:36am on 12 Mar 2010, Helen wrote:

    Go girl - have been thinking about you and also your poor Mum. I'll shed the tears, you keep hanging on!! xx

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  • 137. At 09:47am on 12 Mar 2010, John Brookmyre wrote:

    Christine, you crazy wonderful woman, its freezing in north east England today and forecast possible thunder storms, and news you have done 17 miles in channel and 5 to go, wife and I both praying for you now, and I'm an atheist!!. Good luck

    Now I hear you've done it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  • 138. At 09:47am on 12 Mar 2010, JohnGoater wrote:

    Christine you are fabulous-I would not argue with you as you must have mussles the size of Adrians fist-Many congratulations.

    John

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  • 139. At 09:49am on 12 Mar 2010, bruttus wrote:

    Well Done! Well Done! Well Done!
    XXX

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  • 140. At 09:49am on 12 Mar 2010, Bert Arter wrote:

    Well done Christine. Brave as well as beautiful. Norfbert xx

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  • 141. At 09:49am on 12 Mar 2010, Roadie xLTx wrote:

    Well done for completing your challenge Christine!! What an amazing achievement. Have been thinking of you this morning :-) Now just take a well earned break and get warm. love and hugs from Noor in Cheltenham xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 142. At 09:50am on 12 Mar 2010, Philip Sarginson wrote:

    Christine Your a star , the world is a better place for having you in it. From all the staff at Cradon Mortgages

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  • 143. At 09:51am on 12 Mar 2010, Neil wrote:

    Fantastic effort Christine, Well done, My wife Gill and I are so proud of you!

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  • 144. At 09:51am on 12 Mar 2010, Duncan wrote:

    Inspiring, simply inspiring... Well done to everyone!

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  • 145. At 09:52am on 12 Mar 2010, Paul Corker wrote:

    Well you've done it - I never thought you wouldn't.
    Bless you ( and that man Adrian )
    Donated to Sport Relief for you and the whole of the One team.
    Lots of Love
    Paul xx

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  • 146. At 09:53am on 12 Mar 2010, Robin and Diana Rumsam wrote:

    Drink Malt _ we certainly will! Words are easy, but that's all we can do...wish we could give you a big hug....consider it done...vicariously!!!

    The Mature Fans

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  • 147. At 09:53am on 12 Mar 2010, gdr4742 wrote:

    You really are the brightest star!!! Well done Christine. xxxxx

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  • 148. At 09:53am on 12 Mar 2010, Kay Norman wrote:

    Well done Christine!!

    Truly inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 149. At 09:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Anne F wrote:

    Well done, Christine - what an achievement! You can be very proud. Hope you make lots of money for Sport Relief.

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  • 150. At 09:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Linda wrote:

    Many congratulations on a fantastic achievement. We have followed your progress every night and this morning with Chris Evans. We normally only donate to a couple of favourite charities but this time have made an exception. You have really earned every penny you raise. Looking forward to tonight's show.

    Linda & Alan

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  • 151. At 09:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Neil wrote:

    WELL DONE - FANTASTIC
    Neil

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  • 152. At 09:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Rustic1 wrote:

    Well Done Christine, a fantastic achievement.

    We've been willing you on all morning and I had tears in my eyes when I heard you'd finally made it.

    xx

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  • 153. At 09:55am on 12 Mar 2010, stever174 wrote:

    Do we have the contact details of the French woman in Calais who said she would run naked down the Champs-Elysees if you managed to water-ski across the Channel. Let us know when the run is going to be broadcast and I'll donate another fiver!

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  • 154. At 09:56am on 12 Mar 2010, loobs wrote:

    Followed you on Radio 2 and cheered when you got there! Well done.You are one brave lady and deserve to raise loads of money for Sport relief. love Gill and Dave
    ps Get warm and look after yourself!

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  • 155. At 09:56am on 12 Mar 2010, Darrin Blair wrote:

    Well Done!!! Followed your progress this morning and kept everything crossed. So pleased for you, you have shown courage and stamina and done something that many people would never do! Wooo Hoo.

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  • 156. At 09:56am on 12 Mar 2010, mirandayork wrote:

    Absolutely amazing Christine - what an achievement. It deserves to raise lots for Sport Relief.

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  • 157. At 09:57am on 12 Mar 2010, LynneJW wrote:

    Well done Christine - we all knew you could do it even if you had your doubts.

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  • 158. At 09:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Rosie wrote:

    Congratulations Christine very brave of you,
    glad you made it safe and sound

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  • 159. At 09:57am on 12 Mar 2010, grannyjean wrote:

    WELL DONE CHRISTINE, What a high you must be feeling and such a sense of achievement. You are such an inspiration. Wet and windy here in North Yorks and I don't even want to go to the shops. Amazing challenge - what next!

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  • 160. At 09:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Anne wrote:

    Well done! What a challenge!

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  • 161. At 09:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Angela Graham wrote:

    Christine, you are absolutely amazing. I have been following your progress through the weeks and all I can say is you have been marvellous, truly courageous. You have faced your fears and overcome them, and at one point, following the blog this morning, I though you might not be able to carry on, after you had fallen 7 times, but you have proved all the doubters wrong. You should be so proud - I'm sure your family and friends are bursting with pride!
    I wish you a speedy recovery - you must be completely exhausted! I hope you get lots of super-special pampering, you deserve it.
    Love the One Show! Love to you.....and to Adrian.
    Angela Graham,
    Guernsey.

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  • 162. At 09:58am on 12 Mar 2010, Michael wrote:

    A very big well done your a big Star.
    Carry on the the good work.
    Michael

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  • 163. At 09:59am on 12 Mar 2010, John Meloni wrote:

    What a fantastic achievement. What a woman! What an attitude! She should get an MBE and awarded the freedom of Belfast. Get your money out folks.

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  • 164. At 09:59am on 12 Mar 2010, NikkiHagg wrote:

    Well done Christine.You are an inspiration!!xx

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  • 165. At 09:59am on 12 Mar 2010, anicols wrote:

    Absolutely brilliant achievement Christine.
    What an effort by you, despite all your reservations your gritty determination has seen you through.

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  • 166. At 09:59am on 12 Mar 2010, Carol Clifford wrote:

    Christine,
    I cried with you for the last 3 miles. What an amazing achievement - I so wanted you to succeed, but didn't really believe that you could, especially after the bad start. I donated £5 but will now make it £50.
    Hope Adrian gives you a well deserved massage!!!!

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  • 167. At 09:59am on 12 Mar 2010, julia russell wrote:

    What an amazing achievement. very very many congratulations. I had so many fingers crossed that the crossing would be successful. Juliai

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  • 168. At 10:00am on 12 Mar 2010, scarlet wrote:

    Well done Christine!

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  • 169. At 10:00am on 12 Mar 2010, Andrew Lewsey wrote:

    A very brave lady, Wish you nothing but the best.

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  • 170. At 10:01am on 12 Mar 2010, ian wrote:

    well done christine, you've done a brilliant job. you've done norn iron proud. from the cookies.

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  • 171. At 10:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Stephen fraser wrote:

    Well done Christine you are Brill and brave lady well done

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  • 172. At 10:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Angela wrote:

    You are an amazing lady and a real ambassador to womankind. Well done girl! Angelala

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  • 173. At 10:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Sarah wrote:

    Hi Christine

    Just been in tears hearing that your determination got you through - congratulations seem paltry after your achievement but well done - puts my trials and tribulations into perspective

    wishing you warmth and rest

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  • 174. At 10:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Alan Bothamley wrote:

    Christine; how about doing the return journey!! Well done see you tonight on the 1 show.

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  • 175. At 10:02am on 12 Mar 2010, victoria Bailey wrote:

    Hi Christine,
    Well done, really well done. I think you're marvelous and all done for a really good cause.

    I shall now make a donation to sport relief.

    I shall watch your performance this evening on the show.

    Many many congratulations,

    Victoria (france)
    ,

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  • 176. At 10:03am on 12 Mar 2010, HilQ wrote:

    So impressive, very well done Christine.

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  • 177. At 10:03am on 12 Mar 2010, Richard Neal wrote:

    Well done Christine! Super effort! Knew you would do it girl!!

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  • 178. At 10:04am on 12 Mar 2010, Stephen fraser wrote:

    Well done christine you are brill

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  • 179. At 10:04am on 12 Mar 2010, twitchett wrote:

    Congratulations. I can't express how pleased I was to hear that you had made it. I can now get on with the rest of my day without worry!
    Mary

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  • 180. At 10:04am on 12 Mar 2010, KEN SALISBURY wrote:

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  • 181. At 10:04am on 12 Mar 2010, Rosalind wrote:

    Well what a bit of craic that was Christine! Huge congratulations. Hajjana inspired you...now you have inspired us all. xxx

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  • 182. At 10:04am on 12 Mar 2010, pat_s wrote:

    WELL DONE! You have completed that awful challenge. Good on ya. We have been meaning to contribute for the last week or so. Finally did it. Hope you rake in heaps of money.
    P&P in Gloucestershire

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  • 183. At 10:05am on 12 Mar 2010, Jane Keat wrote:

    WELL DONE CHRISTINE!! Have been following and watching your preparations and was delighted to hear that you'd made it across safely this morning....had been thinking about you the whole time! Fantastic news! You are a very brave lady. Well done! Best wishes,

    Jane Keat

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  • 184. At 10:05am on 12 Mar 2010, super2kias wrote:

    Fantastic! What an achievement!

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  • 185. At 10:05am on 12 Mar 2010, twitchett wrote:

    Congratulations. I can now get on with rest of the day knowing you have made it anf that you are okay. Best wishes, have a good weekend

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  • 186. At 10:06am on 12 Mar 2010, Peter wrote:

    Well done Christine. Fantastic achievement. We're all very proud of you. The Parr Family - Lindfield

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  • 187. At 10:07am on 12 Mar 2010, MJE1 wrote:

    Christine congratulations, well done wish it had been tellyvised been glued to the radio (thanks Chris Evans and Ken Bruce Radio 2 for the updates)and you re blogg to see how you wer getting on, absoulutley thrilled for you Well done !!

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  • 188. At 10:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Jenny Herring wrote:

    Well done Christine! What an effort. You're so brave. I never had a doubt that you would successfully complete your challenge! Amazing lady you are! Jenny x

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  • 189. At 10:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Mark Boots wrote:

    Oh well done Christine!! I knew you could do it xxx

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  • 190. At 10:07am on 12 Mar 2010, AnnetteK wrote:

    Fantastic achievement Christine, you should be very proud of yourself

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  • 191. At 10:08am on 12 Mar 2010, Abdullah wrote:

    Congratulations Cristine!!. Amazing that you skied across the English Channel, very happy for you indeed and it is for good cause

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  • 192. At 10:08am on 12 Mar 2010, Kirsty wrote:

    Huge congratulations Christine! Chris Evans declared you a national treasure, but we all think you're an Irish treasure too! Very well done indeed - we never doubted you for a second (even though all your trainers etc seemed to!).

    Well done - now rest!

    Kirsty and all the Irish Flynns from Walsall.

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  • 193. At 10:09am on 12 Mar 2010, Sue wrote:

    Congratulations. Nice to know you've completed it. I somehow knew you'd do it (female instinct).

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  • 194. At 10:09am on 12 Mar 2010, Chris wrote:

    Hats off - and then on again, because it's cold - to the PLUCK of the Irish!

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  • 195. At 10:09am on 12 Mar 2010, Charlie wrote:

    I am truly amazed at your spirit, your strength and determination and of course, your humanity. You put the rest of us to shame.

    A great achievement for a fantastic cause. My donation is on its way.

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  • 196. At 10:10am on 12 Mar 2010, Peter wrote:

    Not the olympics I know - but you deserve your very own gold medal.
    Well Done and Thank you !
    Peter Stockdale
    Church Minshull

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  • 197. At 10:10am on 12 Mar 2010, caroline67 wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, I was listening to Chris Evans commentary and getting mor and more excited and worried as you went one, you are very brave, now relax for the rest of the day, (if they will let you)
    love and best wishes Caroline Riley

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  • 198. At 10:10am on 12 Mar 2010, Don Jones wrote:

    Congratulations you brave lass from the Jones family. Well done!!

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  • 199. At 10:10am on 12 Mar 2010, JRDM wrote:

    Warmest Congratulations, a fantastic achievement. jrdm

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  • 200. At 10:11am on 12 Mar 2010, nancy wrote:

    Christine you are fanastically brave and an inspiration to everyone all over Britain. Congratulations on completing an amazing challenge and enjoy the rest of the best day of your life.

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  • 201. At 10:12am on 12 Mar 2010, ballroombest wrote:

    Well done, amazing amazing, amazing - what an impact you will have had on so many lives. Enjoy your hot bath x

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  • 202. At 10:13am on 12 Mar 2010, Smith Family Farnham wrote:

    Well done Christine. You are fantastic!

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  • 203. At 10:13am on 12 Mar 2010, Linda King wrote:

    Well done Christine, my heart was in my mouth as I stood on Dover beach this morning watching you put on your water-skis. I, like you, am not a lover of water and can only just about swim, I could feel what you were going through. I live locally and can see the Channel shipping from my window and know how many large ships pass up and down during the day! I have followed you on the blog and at one point thought you might be beaten but as the real trouper you are you made it. Well Done!!!

    Linda King and family

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  • 204. At 10:13am on 12 Mar 2010, Tony Ford wrote:

    Congratulations Christine! I knew you'd do it!
    You're an inspiration and a Superstar.
    A record Breaker and a Hero!
    You showed true Grit and determination to achieve this monumental challenge. Well Done!

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  • 205. At 10:14am on 12 Mar 2010, David Macdonald wrote:

    Fantastic achievement Christine,I Have done 2 IRON MAN Triathlons in the past, but this beats that, FANTASTIC you should be proud. From David Macdonald.

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  • 206. At 10:16am on 12 Mar 2010, Buzz wrote:

    Congratulations!!! Its brilliant that you've done it! Me and my mum and dad have been supporting you all the way! Now take a well earned rest!! with love from Lynn, Lorraine and Billy in Leeds xxx

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  • 207. At 10:16am on 12 Mar 2010, caroln41 wrote:

    Brilliant, wonderful fabulous - Christine Bleakley! Hearty congratulations to you and the team, what a wonderful achievement. You are an inspiration to us all. And they said you couldn't do it.........

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  • 208. At 10:16am on 12 Mar 2010, Mike on IW wrote:

    Christine, your courage and determination is unsurpassed. Well done, well done, well done!
    We have all learned a lot watching you over the past weeks, most of all that it is possible to achieve the impossible when the cause is just and compelling. You have made an old man very happy and I will remain you lifetime fan.

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  • 209. At 10:16am on 12 Mar 2010, ggbb12 wrote:

    Well Done Christine ..... What a fantastic achievement! Followed the whole trip on the radio and computer... I was in tears so I can imagine how eveyone closely involved with you must be like!Sportswoman of the year I think.

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  • 210. At 10:16am on 12 Mar 2010, Sandi Hance wrote:

    Christine you made it - you are amazing and a real inspiration to us all WELL DONE and look forward to seeing you back in the Studio this evening in the warm and dry! I hope at the end of the day that you enjoyed it - it is such an amazing achievement.

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  • 211. At 10:17am on 12 Mar 2010, lizjc60 wrote:

    I knew you could do it, but did you stop off for a sarnie or something, to take so long???? Have a good soakin a hoy bath and I look forward to seeing you this evening !!!!!

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  • 212. At 10:17am on 12 Mar 2010, su wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, hope you did'nt get too cold!!!

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  • 213. At 10:17am on 12 Mar 2010, dancingvalerie wrote:

    What a fantastic acheivement!! You should be so proud - you have shown that so many things are possible - you are a great example to my kids.
    Incredibly brave too.

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  • 214. At 10:19am on 12 Mar 2010, Corinne wrote:

    What a brave lady you are! Well done, because of your fear of water. Take up swimming now Christine

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  • 215. At 10:19am on 12 Mar 2010, Diane Thompson wrote:

    Well done, Christine!!

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  • 216. At 10:20am on 12 Mar 2010, Spearhead wrote:

    Well done - what a challenge and what a superb effort - I cried a river with you when I heard you had crossed the line! You are a superstar and raising funds for a terrific cause! Jeanne

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  • 217. At 10:20am on 12 Mar 2010, magz wrote:

    Congratulations!!
    You are an inspiration to women everywhere. Just shows even your trainers were wrong. I never doubted for one minute that you would not achieve this incredible challenge.

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  • 218. At 10:20am on 12 Mar 2010, linda baxter lincolnshire wrote:

    dear christine, me and my husband have followed your training and preparations for this challenge and are absolutely thrilled for you that you have achieved your goal. well done to you/ you are a real inspiration and a absolutely amazing example of womanhood. you and your family should be extremely proud of your self. well done once again and i hope you raise an amazing amount of money for sport relief because the dedication you have shown to this challenge is over whelming. enjoy your glory and have a restful week end that,s the least you deserve. linda baxter

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  • 219. At 10:21am on 12 Mar 2010, Mandy wrote:

    Hi Christine; we have supported you all the way, and we are sooooooo happy for you that your ordeal has ended in the most fantastic way! Amsterdam Says; WELL DONE BABY, YOUR A TROOPER!!!!!!!!

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Andy & Mandy

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  • 220. At 10:21am on 12 Mar 2010, Stuart and Janet Clapham wrote:

    Fantastic...Fantastic...Fantastic!
    Christine you are a true inspiration. Many Congratulations.

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  • 221. At 10:21am on 12 Mar 2010, Imelda Allard wrote:

    What a fantastic gutsy lady, well done,hope they are not going to "frog march you back from the French side now, "have a great ski's up now" and celebrate your great achievement for a very worthy cause.
    The Irish mob from N.IRL

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  • 222. At 10:21am on 12 Mar 2010, Christine wrote:

    Absolutely fabulous, well done you, what an achievement. You should be so proud of yourself, I knew you could do it.

    It brought a tear to my eye when I heard that you had succeeded against all the odds, you showed them!!!

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  • 223. At 10:23am on 12 Mar 2010, Roz BA wrote:

    Well done you beauty! A great achievment. Big LOVE. Roz & Peter XxX

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  • 224. At 10:23am on 12 Mar 2010, Di wrote:

    CONGRATULATIONS, CHRISTINE!
    WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT. WAY TO GO, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 225. At 10:24am on 12 Mar 2010, twitchett wrote:

    Well done that woman! I bet it feels great. Hope you manage a bit of a rest over the weekend, you deserve it.

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  • 226. At 10:24am on 12 Mar 2010, Rose wrote:

    Well done, Christine. We are so very proud of you. You are such a caring, gutsy lady. I hardly slept last night worrying about you.
    Rest well. Rose.

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  • 227. At 10:24am on 12 Mar 2010, MayoGirl wrote:

    Well done girlie, so proud that an Irish girl has achieved this and that you proved a goal can be achieved whatever fears may have to be surpassed.

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  • 228. At 10:25am on 12 Mar 2010, John Dean wrote:

    What a Star!!!!!!!

    We Always knew you would do it.
    Now sit back and watch the donations roll in :-)
    Come on everybody Text SKI to 70005 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lots of love John, Mandy, Lawrence, Gavin and Simon Dean
    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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  • 229. At 10:26am on 12 Mar 2010, welshpet wrote:

    Well done Christine. I really admire you for facing your fear of the water - what courage you have shown in the weeks leading up to this day.
    This is a real achievement by you.

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  • 230. At 10:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Rosetta G wrote:

    Well done, Christine. You did it - against all the odds!

    We're really proud of you back home here in "Norn Iron".


    Gerry and David

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  • 231. At 10:29am on 12 Mar 2010, Rosemary wrote:

    Congratulations on a wonderful achievement, knew you would do it.

    You go girl!

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  • 232. At 10:29am on 12 Mar 2010, Robert Lancaster-Gaye wrote:

    Hi Christine,
    Absolutely brilliant ! I am so happy you managed the trip across the channel, it looked truely horrible and must have taken all your mental and physical strength to achieve it. A very, very good effort. It takes a lot to impress me and even more to get me to part with donations, but this was a no brainer.
    Well done from all of us at the bestbedlinenintheworld.com
    Stunning.

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  • 233. At 10:30am on 12 Mar 2010, Jackie wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, what a huge achievement and with the whole country watching! You're a very brave lady! Now get warm and watch the money roll in.

    Jackie O

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  • 234. At 10:30am on 12 Mar 2010, Vicki Lock wrote:

    We have thoroughly enjoyed watching your progress with this challenge on The One Show. EXCELLENT JOB CHRISTINE!! You have certainly inspired all of us to have a go! The money raised from this for such a good cause is truly inspirational. Well done!

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  • 235. At 10:31am on 12 Mar 2010, wk53ahc wrote:

    Well done you! What an achievement for such a good cause. Have a good rest over the weekend. Cath from Cornwall

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  • 236. At 10:32am on 12 Mar 2010, newshounddog wrote:

    Well done Christine i knew you could do it even if yr grumpy co-presenter didn't really think you could now it's time for him to do something dangerous for charity

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  • 237. At 10:32am on 12 Mar 2010, Diane wrote:

    Hi Christine - just wanted to say very well done. What a great achievement and all in a good cause. Very courageous!

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  • 238. At 10:32am on 12 Mar 2010, julie sahib wrote:

    Dear Christine, well, well done!!!
    I know how scared you were, so was I, for you. My husband and I have watched you over the past few weeks talking about this immense challenge, I am so pleased you were able to complete it. Have donated twice, once before your attempt, and now again because you faced your fear head-on and laughed in its face. Congratulations xx

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  • 239. At 10:32am on 12 Mar 2010, Incrdulous wrote:

    Well done Christine, not a bad effort, but let's get things into prespective, that Blue Peter lass went all the way down the Amazon under her own steam... Only kidding, fabulous effort, you should be chest burstingly proud of yourself, an inspiration to us all!

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  • 240. At 10:32am on 12 Mar 2010, Barbara Josephine wrote:

    Oh my God, cannot believe you've done it ! Total respect for your determination. Well done Christine.

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  • 241. At 10:33am on 12 Mar 2010, ann wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are a very brave girl. Hope someone is going to give you a lift back accross the channel!

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  • 242. At 10:33am on 12 Mar 2010, Derek Ross wrote:

    Congratulations Christine you are a star have a great rest in the coming days you deserve it, Sport Relief will benefit greatly by your efforts

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  • 243. At 10:34am on 12 Mar 2010, Alan Rengger wrote:


    A FANTASTIC achievement.

    I'm in awe of your achievement.

    Alan Rengger

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  • 244. At 10:35am on 12 Mar 2010, fionasou09 wrote:

    Well Done Christine......that was fantastic,enjoy what you have achieved !! I dont think Bloomfield will ever be beaten on this one !!! FANTASTIC !

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  • 245. At 10:36am on 12 Mar 2010, gary grant newtownards wrote:

    well done girl,brilliant xxx

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  • 246. At 10:37am on 12 Mar 2010, JanLou wrote:

    Many congratulations Christine

    You are very courageous

    Jan x

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  • 247. At 10:37am on 12 Mar 2010, Tony wrote:

    Christine we are so glad it's over we got scared for you every time we thought about it. It shows you are really brave, and you believe in the cause. We love You , Tony & Margaret xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 248. At 10:38am on 12 Mar 2010, beatrice wrote:

    Congratulations. I hope the ships captain who said you couldn't make it has given you a BIG donation.

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  • 249. At 10:38am on 12 Mar 2010, whitemagic wrote:

    Well done Christine - I must admit I did doubt that you could finally manage it - it was such a feat and you had a lot of things against you. But you are very brave, I could never have done it. You ARE the number 1 - in everything. Well done once again.

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  • 250. At 10:38am on 12 Mar 2010, NBM wrote:


    Christine you've made everyone in Norn Iron so proud of you. Well done, you are a real heroine.

    PS - you look fabulous in the wet suit too!

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  • 251. At 10:38am on 12 Mar 2010, Bob and Hilary wrote:

    Christine
    What a fantastic achievement very well done!! You have been immensely brave to achieve this feat. We really wanted you to do this but must admit didn't think you manage it because it seemed so tough, so we are absolutely delighted that you conquered the Channel and for such a good cause.
    You are BRILLIANT!!

    Bob & Hilary

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  • 252. At 10:38am on 12 Mar 2010, gardening angel wrote:

    Can't say how proud we are of you! Saw the One Show last night and could feel the realisation sinking in, of what you were about to do! But we had been following you, and regardless of what anyone said, we knew your gritty determination and the whole reason behind this and indeed all the support that has been shown to you, would carry you through. It must have been the toughest 1 hour 40 of your life, but you really deserve all the plaudits for all you have done to raise money. Hope Frank treats you to a good meal out this weekend!!

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  • 253. At 10:40am on 12 Mar 2010, David Batchelor wrote:

    Hi Christine,

    Well done, that was amazing and so are you for completing what must have been a very very difficult task.

    Hat's off to you.

    Kind Regards

    David

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  • 254. At 10:40am on 12 Mar 2010, David Morris wrote:

    Congratulations - great to hear you did it! David, Hythe

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  • 255. At 10:40am on 12 Mar 2010, Surrey fan wrote:

    Well done Christine !!! what an achievement.

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  • 256. At 10:41am on 12 Mar 2010, Bob Davidson wrote:

    Herculean effort Christine - you must be so proud having done something hugely challenging and faced your fears - plus all for a very worthy cause. I am doing a 600 mile cycle for local kids hospital in June (www.justgiving.com/but2jog)

    Best wishes
    Bob Davidson
    CEO Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

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  • 257. At 10:41am on 12 Mar 2010, Grace Hill wrote:

    Many congratulations Christine !!

    When is Adrian going to have a go ?

    I normally only give to local charities, but I have made a donation for your charity this morning as you are an exception !!

    Hope the after effects will not be too painful.

    much love and best wishes from the Hill family.

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  • 258. At 10:41am on 12 Mar 2010, flunklumpard wrote:

    I make no apology for having complained about the pre publicity re your challenge however, I must congratulate you on what you did today. You are one tough girl and deserve all the plaudits that come your way. Well done.

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  • 259. At 10:43am on 12 Mar 2010, Nicky wrote:

    We am so glad that you did it, we knew you would.
    congratulations, what a fantastic achievement.
    Your brummie mate could only ride a bike!!! My husband made this comment, but he is a West Ham fan.

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  • 260. At 10:43am on 12 Mar 2010, NormaSnoquers wrote:

    I'm so proud of you Christine, can't wait to watch your reactions on tonights programme
    Well done !!!

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  • 261. At 10:44am on 12 Mar 2010, Gaynor Pritchard wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, after all your hard work and dedication you deserve all the praise you get! You are an inspiration. Well done!!

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  • 262. At 10:44am on 12 Mar 2010, boxhumble wrote:

    Amazing achievement, what stamina and bravery! Congratulations Christine.

    From Val and Eddie.

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  • 263. At 10:45am on 12 Mar 2010, Andy H wrote:

    Well Done Christine, fantastic effort. We have followed you all the way on the One show. Have a well earned rest now!

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  • 264. At 10:46am on 12 Mar 2010, Helen Simpson wrote:

    Hi Christine

    Well done you. All for a good cause. It's amazing what we can do when we have too.

    Lol Helen

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  • 265. At 10:46am on 12 Mar 2010, Anne Higgins wrote:

    Well done Christine .........I think you are truly amazing! Your family must be so very proud of you! Would love to give you a big hug!! Anne (and my family) in Hadleigh, Suffolk (ex South African)

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  • 266. At 10:46am on 12 Mar 2010, JULIE wrote:

    Christine, well done, what a star. Can't wait to watch the show tonight to see the magic moment when you reached your goal. You are an inspiration to all of us.

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  • 267. At 10:46am on 12 Mar 2010, GinaJM wrote:

    I am so impressed. I really didn't think you would be able to do it. I am off to make a donation. Well done, you are amazing!

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  • 268. At 10:46am on 12 Mar 2010, FreddieFans wrote:

    Well done Christine. Fantastic achievement. Congratulations from Tristan, Gill and Freddie the dog (woof!).

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  • 269. At 10:47am on 12 Mar 2010, Polly May wrote:

    You are an amazing role model - congratulations! Such determination and courage deserves all our praise - and donations! You are such an inspiration to people who think things are too difficult to tackle - you prove that it is worth trying to rise to a challenge, and that determination will win out. Wishing you a rapid recovery!

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  • 270. At 10:48am on 12 Mar 2010, Steve wrote:

    Well done, Christine. You are an inspiration. If everyone went out and pushed themselves for the sake of others the world would be a much happier place.

    You deserve all the congratulations you're getting. And well done to the team that supported you.

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  • 271. At 10:51am on 12 Mar 2010, Norty wrote:

    Christine - Congratulations on your wonderful achievement. Top drawer that's what you are !
    Linda, Chris and family.

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  • 272. At 10:51am on 12 Mar 2010, Christopher Bradley wrote:

    Congratulations Christine,

    You are amazing beautiful, courageous, strong and very sexy.
    I cannot imagine how tough it was for you I raise my hat to you

    Christopher Bradley
    Lausanne Switzerland

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  • 273. At 10:52am on 12 Mar 2010, strictlymazFF wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are so brave! I hope you raise a million because you deserve it! :) x

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  • 274. At 10:52am on 12 Mar 2010, william wrote:

    Christine you are an inspiration to all and brave beyond measure.
    Very well done, people like you make the world a better place.

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  • 275. At 10:53am on 12 Mar 2010, Beanbag09 wrote:

    Hey Christine

    What a fantastic achievement you are a true inspiration. I think I'll have a smile on my face all day thinking about what you've done today.
    Truly fantastic
    lots of love Beanbag xx

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  • 276. At 10:53am on 12 Mar 2010, Sam Grove wrote:

    Well done! You are a very courageous lady and I admire your contribution to charity.

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  • 277. At 10:53am on 12 Mar 2010, Rose McC wrote:

    Wow Christine, well done!! We're SO proud of you here in wee Norn Iron! I've been praying for you all morning. God's good! He's kept you safe all the way. You need a well deserved rest now! Well done again. Love from Ian & Rose, Dromara, Co Down.

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  • 278. At 10:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Phil wrote:

    Christine,

    Just heard the good news! Many congratulations for sticking it out in what must have been horrendous circumstances. It was easy to see you were having doubts last night on the One Show, but your courage has seen you through and we're all very proud of you.

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  • 279. At 10:54am on 12 Mar 2010, Alan L Clarke wrote:

    Well done Christine, this was a truly wonderful achievement.

    Alan

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  • 280. At 10:55am on 12 Mar 2010, Julie H wrote:

    Well Done Christine, what an achievement!!! You are an inspiration!!! Hope you dont ache to much and have a relaxing weekend. You shoudl be very proud! xxx

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  • 281. At 10:55am on 12 Mar 2010, Amanda E Richards wrote:

    Well Christine, never happened before, not being able to sleep worring about anyone that isn't family, delighted you've achieved it. GO GIRL, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!!

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  • 282. At 10:55am on 12 Mar 2010, Pam Crosbie wrote:

    Absolutely marvellous Christine. I'm really touched and think what you've done is fantastic!! Very well done! I'm off to donate again now.

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  • 283. At 10:56am on 12 Mar 2010, Chris Browne wrote:

    well done Christine you are an inspiration to us all , beautiful and clever wow !!!!!!You should get that footy fela to do it next . xxxx

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  • 284. At 10:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Neil Stoter wrote:

    Just to say a big 'WELL DONE CHRISTINE'
    Congratulations a fantastic achievement.

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  • 285. At 10:57am on 12 Mar 2010, mags wrote:

    Well done Christine, what a wondeful achievement, if I was your parents I would be so very very pleased to have you as a daughter, what an insperation to everyone and such a worthy cause. Well done again

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  • 286. At 10:57am on 12 Mar 2010, maureen64 wrote:

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  • 287. At 10:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Lorraine Williams wrote:

    Christine, What a fantastic achievement, I am completely in awe of you. Most men would not have fancied your challenge. You a true start, well done hun xxx

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  • 288. At 10:58am on 12 Mar 2010, Ita Hawkings wrote:

    Well done Christine I knew you could do it. You have tremendous courage and determination. Ita

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  • 289. At 10:59am on 12 Mar 2010, bopockets wrote:

    Superb! Bleakley ! Genius ! your Mum will be sooooo proud!

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  • 290. At 11:00am on 12 Mar 2010, Cat wrote:

    Fantastic! Congratulations! Wonderful achievement, I'm sure anyone who foollowed your training etc. was moved to tears to hear you'd done it!
    Louise Mitchell

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  • 291. At 11:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Hampshire11 wrote:

    Many many congratulations Christine on this amazing achievement. You defied the sceptics to prove them all wrong. All the hardwork and training over the past months has been worthwhile. You are one plucky young woman and we salute your courageousness in taking on this extreme challenge. We will watch tonight's show with great interest to see you in action. Enjoy your rest.

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  • 292. At 11:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Yvonne wrote:

    You should be so very proud of yourself Christine....the drive and commitment you have shown to achieve your challenge is a very, very rare gift indeed. Look forward to seeing and hearing about it on 'The One Show' tonight.....have a well deserved rest for now Christine [if you can!] Warm regards....Yvonne

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  • 293. At 11:01am on 12 Mar 2010, maureen64 wrote:

    Hi Christine,

    Congratulations, not just a pretty face, but a real gutsy amazing lady.

    Maureen

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  • 294. At 11:01am on 12 Mar 2010, Jannie wrote:

    Well done Christine. What a remarkable, gutsy lady you are.
    Love The One Show.

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  • 295. At 11:02am on 12 Mar 2010, Caro wrote:

    YAY!! YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!! Well done Christine! : )

    We've been watching your progress over the last few weeks and have been keeping our fingers crossed for you! We just wanted to tell you how inspiring you are! So brave!!

    Well done once again - Caro and Dickie Davies XXX

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  • 296. At 11:03am on 12 Mar 2010, Sunshinegirl121 wrote:

    Congratulations Christine!! It's an amazing achievement and you should be very proud, especially after so many people told you that you'd never make it!!

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  • 297. At 11:05am on 12 Mar 2010, DansNan wrote:

    Was rooting for you all the way, well done girl!

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  • 298. At 11:05am on 12 Mar 2010, happymermaid wrote:

    Well done, you are amazing and a total inspiration! phew!!

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  • 299. At 11:06am on 12 Mar 2010, The3Loveders wrote:

    Christine you are amazing. We are all so proud of you. You'll sleep well tonight!! xxx

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  • 300. At 11:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Selby Jay wrote:

    Brilliantly done and inspired me to donate.

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  • 301. At 11:07am on 12 Mar 2010, The Halls Newcastle upon Tyne wrote:

    AMAZING WELL DONE YOU

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  • 302. At 11:07am on 12 Mar 2010, Sue Tarleton wrote:

    What a selfless achievement, Christine! You can be so proud of yourself for conquering the Channel, even though water is not your favourite medium of transport...

    Go girl. Rest and be cossetted after your heroic efforts and for such a great cause.

    Sue Tarleton

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  • 303. At 11:08am on 12 Mar 2010, John Lawton wrote:

    Wow, beautiful, bubbly, brave and buoyant!
    Well done, what a fantastic achievement. Opening wallet now!

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  • 304. At 11:08am on 12 Mar 2010, Thunderclap wrote:

    Well done Christine. Amazing achievement.

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  • 305. At 11:08am on 12 Mar 2010, Andria wrote:

    WELL DONE Christine - totally awesome - your are a true inspiration to all of us and you have raised bucket loads of money for a very good cause.... Have a lovely hot coffee - some yummy french pastries and relax now. Big Hugs Andriaxx

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  • 306. At 11:09am on 12 Mar 2010, ROSS HUGO wrote:

    I have been waiting all morning with fingers crossed hoping you would do it so well done I always knew you would complete the challenge we are all proud of you once again well done.
    Love Ross.xx

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  • 307. At 11:09am on 12 Mar 2010, Philip Lintern wrote:

    Well Done Christine you are a STAR.
    What a fantastic achievement
    You deserve a medal.

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  • 308. At 11:10am on 12 Mar 2010, Jill Hughes wrote:

    Congratulations Christine. We are full of admiration. What an achievement. Well done.

    Jill and Amanda

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  • 309. At 11:11am on 12 Mar 2010, neal wrote:

    You legend! Well done christine. Dont know how you managed it with those choppy waters but you're an inspiration to us all. All the best and get some rest. x

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  • 310. At 11:11am on 12 Mar 2010, Beth wrote:

    I am absolutely gobsmacked. I have been saying all week that it was ridiculous of them to have challenged you to do this. I thought it was impossible for you but you have proved me, and a few million other doubters, wrong. I am so happy for you and you have shown yourself to be strong, determined and brave beyond belief. Nothing could ever be so daunting again. Well done, girl, you're incredible.

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  • 311. At 11:12am on 12 Mar 2010, Caroline Edge wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, totally awesome achievment and you should be totally proud of yourself. Go Girl you rock..... Love a truly humbled Caroline Edge x x x x x

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  • 312. At 11:12am on 12 Mar 2010, gibsons60 wrote:

    Very well done Christine many congratulations Hope you treat yourself to some pampeering this week end you deserve it! Looking forward to tonights show.

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  • 313. At 11:13am on 12 Mar 2010, Mark wrote:

    Congratulations Christine a woman of substance and a lot of compassion.I wish you well in all you do.

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  • 314. At 11:14am on 12 Mar 2010, anne wrote:

    Hi Christine. WELL DONE. You are a very brave lady.

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  • 315. At 11:15am on 12 Mar 2010, MARGARET COLQUHOUN wrote:

    VERY WELL DONE CHRISTINE ALWAYS KNEW YOU COULD DO IT BEING THAT YOUR FROM NORTHERN IRELAND. WE IN THE OSTEOPOROSIS UNIT BELFAST CITY HOSPITAL HAVE BEEN TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS. CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN. GOOD SUPPORT FROM ADRIAN MGT

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  • 316. At 11:15am on 12 Mar 2010, sandra hibbert wrote:

    hi christine i think all of the united kingdom is so proud of you today you rose to the challenge 100% you are one of gods own and those children you met last year will be so proud of you WELL DONE

    Sndra Hibbert Sheffield

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  • 317. At 11:16am on 12 Mar 2010, bsmith wrote:

    Well done Christine an amazing achievement. You proved the doubters wrong. Looking forward to tonight's show I hope you get a good rest before then :) .

    Respect from Scotland. Bob

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  • 318. At 11:18am on 12 Mar 2010, skew wrote:

    Well done Christine - you are so brave, it took great courage to take on this challenge. Skew

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  • 319. At 11:18am on 12 Mar 2010, Lynne in France wrote:

    Well done, Christine. Even though we live in Brittany, France we watch The One Show and have followed your progress in preparing to cross the Channel. What an achievement and a good cause. Pity we couldn't be there in Calais to shake your hand!!! All the very best and look forward to a well deserved rest over the weekend. Lots of Love Lynne and Richard xx

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  • 320. At 11:19am on 12 Mar 2010, DevonianDick wrote:

    Fantastic, well done Christine! When I saw at 08:35 7 falls, 7 miles done I said to my wife, no way will she get there, but it's a wonderful effort. Next time I caught the news, it was all done. Greatest admiration for you.

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  • 321. At 11:23am on 12 Mar 2010, Lou Lou wrote:

    Just had to say well done. I hardly ever post comments but this is such an amazing achievement. I'm so pleased for you that you made it - you are not a trained athlete or could even water ski a few months ago so it was an incredible undertaking.

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  • 322. At 11:24am on 12 Mar 2010, Andrew Wilton wrote:

    Well done Christine, a fantastic effort and loads of money for a worthy cause in the process. Congratulations

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  • 323. At 11:25am on 12 Mar 2010, Mary Davies wrote:

    YOU DID IT GIRL! WELL DONE. NOW GET SOME SLEEP AND A LONG REST. WELL DONE AGAIN. YOU SO DESERVED TO DO IT.
    MARY AND CHRIS DAVIESxx

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  • 324. At 11:25am on 12 Mar 2010, johnade wrote:

    Well done- a fantastic effort to a daunting challenge-all for such a good cause-Congratulations on conquering your fears and all the chanel could throw at you
    The Williams Family
    South Wales

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  • 325. At 11:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Lee McKitten wrote:

    Well done Christine! Well proud of you! what a brilliant effort!!! Lee x

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  • 326. At 11:27am on 12 Mar 2010, Jo wrote:

    YOU HAVE HAD US WRINGING OUR HANDS IN ANTICIPATION, BUT HAD EVERY FAITH THAT YOU COULD DO THIS. WELL DONE CHRISTINE YOU HAVE HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE BY YOUR COURAGE AND STRENGHTH OF CHARACTER WE NEED MORE CHRISTINES IN THIS WORLD. THO WERE NOT SO SUR WHAT ADRIAN WOULD SAY LOL XX

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  • 327. At 11:27am on 12 Mar 2010, loveoneanother wrote:

    Congratulations, Christine!

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  • 328. At 11:28am on 12 Mar 2010, Cherrill wrote:

    well done Christine, what a feat of endurance. Amazing.

    Cherrill

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  • 329. At 11:28am on 12 Mar 2010, Brenda wrote:

    Hi Christine Congratulations you were very brave and we were all routing for you. You have a lot of passion and a belly full of fire for what you do.

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  • 330. At 11:30am on 12 Mar 2010, Dave Delderfield wrote:

    Hello Christine, Well Done on your 'cruise' across the Channel if I did not think you could do I would not have sponsored you - and you did it in style!! Now is the time to consider retiring at the top [so to speak] and let others do the crazy fundraising exploits. Again WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS. Also Full Marks to Adrian for supporting you, I know to some it may not look like it, but I can imagine he has been a tower of strength for you.

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  • 331. At 11:30am on 12 Mar 2010, crickedneck wrote:

    Totally brilliant - well done Christine - we never doubted you for a minute!

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  • 332. At 11:30am on 12 Mar 2010, LisaB wrote:

    Well done Christine, I've just read that you made it through your extremely brave challenge! I've been watching your show this week in anticipation of your challenge and am so pleased for you that you managed to complete it. BRILLIANT JOB for an amazing cause, so proud of you and can't wait to hear all about it on tonight's show. Make sure you keep warm, well fed and well looked after today. Absolutely AWESOME!! xx

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  • 333. At 11:31am on 12 Mar 2010, fionamck97 wrote:

    Well done Christine! Truly truly inspirational. Somehow I knew you would do it despite all the doubters. My 90 year old Mum in Belfast was worried about you last night, but thrilled and relieved to hear the news this morning! You are one brave brave girl!
    Congratulations and enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend.
    Fiona x

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  • 334. At 11:32am on 12 Mar 2010, bwoods30 wrote:

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  • 335. At 11:34am on 12 Mar 2010, The3Loveders wrote:

    Christine, you are amazing. Congratulations and good on you! You'll certainly sleep well tonight! xx

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  • 336. At 11:37am on 12 Mar 2010, Angela Wright wrote:

    Well done. I cant imagine completing a challenge like that!! I think you are mad but I admire your determination. I will definitely be donating!!

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  • 337. At 11:38am on 12 Mar 2010, Pete Seeger wrote:

    Very WELL DONE, Christine!

    Fantastic achievement..... not only are you incredibly brave, but also a lovely person :o)

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  • 338. At 11:38am on 12 Mar 2010, vivien huggins wrote:

    Hi Christine, We watch your show from Alicante, Spain every evening and thoroughly enjoy it. Wonderful news that you achieved your goal in water ski-ing the channel and our admiration goes out to you.
    REALLY WELL DONE............

    Regards,

    Vivien and Chis Huggins

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  • 339. At 11:41am on 12 Mar 2010, Nonie Westbourne wrote:

    Christine - you are truly amazing. You have guts, grace and gaiety, and you inspire us all. Well done!!!

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  • 340. At 11:43am on 12 Mar 2010, PAM DOWNING wrote:

    TALK ABOUT GIRL POWER - WHAT AN AMAZING ACHIEVENT - THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF ADULTS AND CHILDEN GOING TO BENEFIT YOUR FAMILY MUST BE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND RIGHTLY SO THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH
    PAM

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  • 341. At 11:44am on 12 Mar 2010, Roger Anstey wrote:

    Well done Christine - what a lovely person you are. What's your next challenge - to get Adrian to do something physically daunting?!!
    Roger

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  • 342. At 11:45am on 12 Mar 2010, mark oldershaw wrote:

    hi christine
    so proud of your success,you deserve all the credit for the hard work you've put in and all the money you have raised.

    look forward to hearing more

    mark oldershaw

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  • 343. At 11:47am on 12 Mar 2010, younghal wrote:

    Christine, you are a heroine! Your courage and determination are an inspiration to us all.

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  • 344. At 11:47am on 12 Mar 2010, philip finch wrote:

    Well done! We must be honest in that we did not think you could do it purely because of the sea, the cold, the waves and the strength and determination to pull yourself out of the water in the event that you fell in. But Boy! Did you prove us wrong! That little girl in Ghana will be so proud of you, a very brave lady.
    Love to you,
    phil and shirley finch

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  • 345. At 11:48am on 12 Mar 2010, Sheena wrote:

    Well done Christine!
    We had every faith in you sweetheart.
    Can't wait to see you on the tv tonight, although hope Adrians doing all the work!!!!
    The Clark Family in Barnes

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  • 346. At 11:50am on 12 Mar 2010, angela ward wrote:

    Well done Christine. I bet you are shattered after water skiing over the channel. Have a lovely long bath and a glass of bubbly to celebrate!! I love the show and find Adrian very sexy with his designer beard

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  • 347. At 11:50am on 12 Mar 2010, Kath wrote:

    Well done Christine! what an achievement, you must be so very proud of yourself. We were with every 'step'? of the way. What a girl!!!!! Kath

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  • 348. At 11:50am on 12 Mar 2010, ginny fisher wrote:

    Well done Christine, not only have you personally acheived so much you've also raised alot of money for sport relief and for girl power inspired alot of women.
    Your a star
    Ginny

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  • 349. At 11:50am on 12 Mar 2010, shannon wrote:

    You go girl...Brilliant. Was in the square in Newtownards this morning and heard that you had done it. Everyone here is very proud of you..very well done.
    Time to come home for a rest now lol.


    Shann in Ards.

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  • 350. At 11:51am on 12 Mar 2010, nellie09 wrote:

    Well done Girl, you are now officially a Channel Legend. amazing feat for such a wonderful cause.

    All the very Best
    Neil & Trina... Dover

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  • 351. At 11:54am on 12 Mar 2010, rosieposy wrote:

    Go Girl!! What a fantastic acheivement Christine, very well done.

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  • 352. At 11:54am on 12 Mar 2010, tangerinebean wrote:

    Well done Christine! You've been brilliant!!!! :-)

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  • 353. At 11:56am on 12 Mar 2010, devonianstar wrote:

    Fantastic! Well done Christine - you are amazing, don't think many people could do it. What a special memory you will always have to treasure - you are an inspiration. Congratulations!
    love from the Miles family in Devon

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  • 354. At 11:57am on 12 Mar 2010, Epistle wrote:

    Utter Beauty, disarming charm, vivacity, humanity and warmth - and now you have demonstrated to the world real guts and determination, to fight for a valiant cause. I nominate you for election to the national roll of heroines, along with Florence Nightingale, Grace Darling, Diana, Princess of Wales and Bodicea. Perhaps our People's Princess of Northern Ireland? Well done!

    God bless you. You have my deepest admiration.

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  • 355. At 11:57am on 12 Mar 2010, flossyoxf wrote:

    Congratulations Christine and very well done!! We've been watching closely every evening and had doubts but you proved us wrong!! You're one BRAVE lady and the charity as well as your colleagues on the One Show can be really proud of you as well as your family of course!!

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  • 356. At 11:58am on 12 Mar 2010, Sam Delahay wrote:

    Fantastic what an achievement, you must be so chuffed, I'm scared of the sea so very proud of what you did, go girl, put your feet up and chill out.

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  • 357. At 12:03pm on 12 Mar 2010, Joe Beckett wrote:

    Very well done Christine, you are a real inspiration. Any bunch of people can get on bikes and ride around the country but it takes a proper heroine to do what you did in those temperatures! Get warm! x

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  • 358. At 12:03pm on 12 Mar 2010, Sassy55 wrote:

    Well done Christine

    Been following your challenge for the last few weeks and I am very very impressed by your determination and guts.

    You are a very lovely and brave lady.

    Well done again!

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  • 359. At 12:08pm on 12 Mar 2010, Gail Melmoe wrote:

    Well done Christine for completing such a Herculean challenge, you must be feeling very proud of yourself.

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  • 360. At 12:08pm on 12 Mar 2010, Laura wrote:

    Christine I am truley proud of you and what you have achieved. You are a very special person. Well done to face so much fear and come through smiling. xxxxx Laura from Berkshire

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  • 361. At 12:10pm on 12 Mar 2010, Trina wrote:

    Well done......wuhooo!!!

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  • 362. At 12:19pm on 12 Mar 2010, tigermad wrote:

    Christine
    You are have answered a lot of questions today and put a smile on so many faces. Incredible stuff from an incredible lady.

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  • 363. At 12:21pm on 12 Mar 2010, Michael wrote:

    Superb effort, well done Christine.
    Mike Brennan

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  • 364. At 12:22pm on 12 Mar 2010, susie wrote:

    Well done Christine, knew you would do it and on my birthday too. What a fantastic achievement, you should be proud of yourself.
    Susie

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  • 365. At 12:25pm on 12 Mar 2010, tonybin wrote:

    well done christine; you are one brave girl, so proud of you; from tony carrickfergus x0x0x0

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  • 366. At 12:26pm on 12 Mar 2010, Will the Fish wrote:

    Well done Christine. We were all cheering for you in W Wales!! Big congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love from Will the Fish, and Jan

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  • 367. At 12:27pm on 12 Mar 2010, Michele Bailey wrote:

    I am so proud of what you have achieved, many people doubted you and you prooved them wrong, good girl!! So what is next? Contratulations xxx

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  • 368. At 12:29pm on 12 Mar 2010, Carol White wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, we didn't doubt for one minute that you would do it! You are one very brave lady. Hope you get lots of rest now, you deserve it. Can't wait for The One Show tonight! All the best, Carol and Roger White. xxx

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  • 369. At 12:32pm on 12 Mar 2010, julie miller wrote:

    Well done Christine on an amazing achievement! Through the pain you must be feeling, you must also feel truly elated. Many many congratulations!

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  • 370. At 12:32pm on 12 Mar 2010, Linda wrote:

    Christine on hearing that you had achieved your goal, we felt a huge surge of pride and relief, probably like your own mum and dad did. You really are a very special person and a true inspiration to us all, you have made us see that anything is possible if you really want to do it.
    Lots of love comes to you from the Lacy family.

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  • 371. At 12:33pm on 12 Mar 2010, Joanne Smith wrote:

    Well Done Christine, you are an inspiration to many women, I knew you could do it. So many congratulations, you deserve a medal and a very good rest. Joanne Smith and the Smith family, Northampton x

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  • 372. At 12:33pm on 12 Mar 2010, Tishymouse wrote:

    Christine you are a superstar! All over - you won't need to do it again. Hope you are nice and toasty now!
    Luv
    Pat McLaren

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  • 373. At 12:34pm on 12 Mar 2010, susan wrote:

    Many congratulations Christine, You are so brave you are a inspiration to everyone for what you have put yourself throught!! It must have been so tough for you, A BIG BIG WELL DONE !!! Will be watching tonight to see what you put yourself through. Have a good rest now and enjoy your weekend.

    Sue Wilkes (Kent)

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  • 374. At 12:35pm on 12 Mar 2010, Trina wrote:

    Well done....wuhhoooo!!Great stuff a very brave lady and all for a good cause, and I love the show.

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  • 375. At 12:36pm on 12 Mar 2010, Dianne wrote:

    Well done Christine, I feel humbled by your tremendous achievement. You have demonstrated to young women (and men!) everywhere, that anything is possible if you try hard enough and have the determination to see it through. I hope that you are, right this minute, feeling incredibly proud of yourself and I congratulate you for your efforts, your achievement and for raising a great deal of money for a very worthy cause. You will remember this day and the way you are feeling for the rest of your life. You go girl!

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  • 376. At 12:39pm on 12 Mar 2010, danlouash wrote:

    well done ,you deserve the best for such a brave effort against all the odds. danlouash

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  • 377. At 12:39pm on 12 Mar 2010, Marie wrote:

    Well done Christine. A fantasic achievement and a fantastic role model

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  • 378. At 12:41pm on 12 Mar 2010, des wade wrote:

    Well done Christine you one very brave person glad you made it OK, the build up got us all worried !!!

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  • 379. At 12:43pm on 12 Mar 2010, Raymond john Pym wrote:

    Brilliant Christine..you are one gutsy lady...take the rest of the day off!

    PS. Frank's busy this weekend..any chance of a date?...we could go and watch The Arsenal.

    Seriously sweetheart that was one fantastic effort I hope you raise loads of money for your little friends in Uganda. x

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  • 380. At 12:46pm on 12 Mar 2010, ZARINA ALI wrote:

    Did you have your passport?!! Well Done Christine, the more you fell in and the more people (including your coach) doubted you, the more we knew you would do it on the day! We are very proud of you and your efforts!

    Zarina Ali & Family!

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  • 381. At 12:47pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jen wrote:

    Very well done Christine, that took a lot of guts and determination.

    Luv The One Show and Adrien as well xx

    Luv Jen xx

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  • 382. At 12:47pm on 12 Mar 2010, belinda kennett wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are one very brave lady, and now you make sure you are pampered for weeks you deserve it, well done again xx
    with all our love
    Ted, Belinda and Stanley Kennett

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  • 383. At 12:48pm on 12 Mar 2010, jackie w wrote:

    Well done....a great achievement in such a good cause!


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  • 384. At 12:48pm on 12 Mar 2010, geordiesue wrote:

    Well done christine you are a brave lady been watching you last few weeks, worried if you could do it,then saw the weather forcast and thought shes very brave or just mad to attempt it, but you proved you are very brave, go and have a well earned soak in the bath and a nice hot cuppa with a drop of the irish in it. Well Done Gal proud of you.Suzie xx

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  • 385. At 12:49pm on 12 Mar 2010, RosieH wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are a fantastic and true inspiration to all of us who are proud like you to be Northern Ireland girls!!.I am full of admiration for your grit,good humour,and stamina. Bless you.

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  • 386. At 12:55pm on 12 Mar 2010, grahamaz wrote:

    Well done Chrustine (sic),
    Utterly brilliant... an inspiration
    x

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  • 387. At 12:57pm on 12 Mar 2010, jacquie wrote:

    CHRISTINE YOU ARE A TRUE SUPER STAR WHO'S COURAGE TO COMPLETE THIS AMAZING CHALLENGE WILL BRING SO MUCH SUNSHINE,SMILES AND HAPPINESS TO THOSE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE. YOU ARE AN INSPERATION TO US ALL. GOD BLESS. JACQUIE STEVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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  • 388. At 12:59pm on 12 Mar 2010, Brendan Quinn wrote:

    Go on you girl you !!!!!
    Another one for our wee country , "Go Norn Iron"
    Well done, and all the best of luck for your next adventure

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  • 389. At 1:03pm on 12 Mar 2010, Lynda Dale wrote:

    You are an amazing woman. What an inspiration! Congratulations Christine. The UK is proud of you. That's worth a fiver of my money any day. Lynda xx (Birmingham)

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  • 390. At 1:05pm on 12 Mar 2010, D Boyes wrote:

    Congratulations, i'm thrilled for you.
    I'm doing the Three Peak Challenge for the Meningitis trust in July (I had viral meningitis last year).
    Knowing that you've completed your challenge sucessfully has given me the confidence that i can now complete mine.
    Well done

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  • 391. At 1:06pm on 12 Mar 2010, Ann B wrote:

    Well done Christine! What a remarkable woman.

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  • 392. At 1:06pm on 12 Mar 2010, tarama wrote:

    Well done Christine! You are an inspiration to us all. Every penny you have raised will be treasured by those who gain from it.
    Thank you for showing us not only what needs to be done but how to do something about it. You are definitely my "Woman of the Year".

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  • 393. At 1:07pm on 12 Mar 2010, Brrrrr wrote:


    Congratulations Christine. an excellent achievement and a very worthy cause.
    Not wishing to take anything away from your bravery, but I've read several reports that you were the first person to water ski the English channel. I hope the One Show will put the record straight by acknowledging Micha Robyn's amazing crossing on 24 May 2007 in just 29 min 26 sec and all the other people who crossed before you.

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  • 394. At 1:08pm on 12 Mar 2010, Rosie wrote:

    Well done Christine, that was truly inspirational. Cannot begin to imagine how difficult that was, but it is all for a very good cause. Hope you are spolied rotten over the next few days! Fair play xx

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  • 395. At 1:09pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jo wrote:

    Bless you Christine! You should be so proud of yourself sweetheart! Your little face last night on TV was so scared. So brave to have completed it!! And all that money you have raised!!! Well done xxx

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  • 396. At 1:10pm on 12 Mar 2010, Louise Rogers wrote:

    Hi Christine,
    You have touched the whole nation with your courage, bravery and determination today.
    When you think of the pain just think of the enrichment you have bought to those children’s lives.
    It must have been worth every moment!
    WELL DONE!
    Kind regards
    Louise & Chris Rogers

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  • 397. At 1:17pm on 12 Mar 2010, Robert Barnard wrote:

    Well Done Christine!

    I am really proud of you for completeing such a difficult challenge, and you should be really proud of yourself aswell.
    I know how frightening water can be myself, so give yourself a big pat on the back because you thoroughly deserve it!

    P.S. I love you xxxx

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  • 398. At 1:23pm on 12 Mar 2010, Di wrote:

    Well Done Christine ! You are amazing, what an achievement ! Must have been very difficult, but you DID IT !
    All the best, Di and John Scattergood.

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  • 399. At 1:23pm on 12 Mar 2010, marina wrote:

    Well Done Christine, I knew you could do it. You are an inspiration. Our office (in sunny Shropshire)is thrilled that you made it.

    congratulations - Marina AE.

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  • 400. At 1:24pm on 12 Mar 2010, mundy family wrote:

    WELL DONE CHRISTINE!!!!we are very pleased and proud of you to have completed this hard and dangerous challenge,our best wishes to a brave lady.xx

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  • 401. At 1:24pm on 12 Mar 2010, draughtsman1 wrote:

    Congratulations,Christine, on an absolutely gigantic achievement. What a girl!! I bet you've got a nice warm glow inside now and a smile as wide as the Channel! No change there then. Now you can relax and enjoy the hard-earned moment. All the best, Graham L.

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  • 402. At 1:26pm on 12 Mar 2010, highland fling wrote:

    Christine, Well Done you did it!Fantastic achievment ,never had any doubt you would do it .you deserve a wee toddy or two later? Cheers ,we backed you all the way .All the very best wishes from Scotland. x

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  • 403. At 1:28pm on 12 Mar 2010, Zulu24 wrote:

    Well done Christine. I knew you could do it. You are such a babe!!!!

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  • 404. At 1:30pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jackdaw wrote:

    Fabulous achievement Christine. You have had to change your life to do this and that commitment is awesome and inspiring. Can't praise you enough.

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  • 405. At 1:31pm on 12 Mar 2010, Pearl Jebb wrote:

    Well done!! You are so brave considering you don't like water or never water skied before. Take Care

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  • 406. At 1:32pm on 12 Mar 2010, chris Wigston wrote:

    Dear Christine, I admire your guts and determination to achieve your goal. You will inspire many people not to give up and to have your focus and determination.

    I scuba dive and have been caught in some strong currents which threw me around like being inside a washing machine.

    I cant imagine how you were feeling as you set out from Dover Harbour to cross the Channel. The thought of being in freezing water and those massive ferries and boats all bearing down on you.

    You are an amazing lady and thanks to all your efforts the money raised will beable to help the really needy.


    Many congratulations to you, have a well eraned rest and lots of pampering.

    Best wishes Chris Wigston

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  • 407. At 1:34pm on 12 Mar 2010, nelle wrote:

    A huge WELL DONE Christine, you are very brave. I find it hard to cross that dangerous stretch of water on a ferry let alone on water ski's. Once again VERY WELL DONE.

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  • 408. At 1:35pm on 12 Mar 2010, frankie wrote:

    Well done Christine, a truly awesome achievement. Having watched your training I had no doubts of your courage and determination, but wondered whether you had the physical strength - Yessss you did. Many many congratulations.

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  • 409. At 1:37pm on 12 Mar 2010, Lynn wrote:

    I have never blogged on a anything like this before, but felt compelled to do so on this occasion. What a truly mazing achievement Christine - I was nearly brought to tears ! I had a water skiing lesson last year - thoroughly enjoyed it,but how I ached afterwards. You must be as strong as an ox! I am extremely proud of you, for more than one reason. Well done. Enjoy a nice hot bubble bath and a cup of tea followed by a very large glass or two of champagne !X

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  • 410. At 1:39pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jacquie wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, amazing achievement. I have done some water skiing and can only just start to imagine how you must be feeling, very battered I'm sure. I kept listening to Radio 2 to hear how you were doing, and felt very emotional when I heard that you had arrived at France. My two boys and I had been hoping all week that you would make it. Well done again. Best wishes Jacquie C

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  • 411. At 1:41pm on 12 Mar 2010, Molly Mapes wrote:

    I have just heard the news, very well done, you brave girl. Many congratulations from Molly and Hector

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  • 412. At 1:43pm on 12 Mar 2010, Strictlydancefan wrote:

    Be proud! You did great!

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  • 413. At 1:44pm on 12 Mar 2010, 1Tigga wrote:

    ....yep, I know, I'm the millionth person to write it but, hey - Well Done Christine!! What a Star!

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  • 414. At 1:44pm on 12 Mar 2010, aim wrote:

    Well done Christine. We knew that you could do it.
    What an acheivement!
    Alex & Gwen Murray
    Grantown-on-Spey

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  • 415. At 1:56pm on 12 Mar 2010, highland fling wrote:

    Christine just had to add looking at the good wishes on this blog, it shows how much people like and admire you ,and Adrian !always remember that, and the minority that rips the show and presenters apart each night are just that, in the minority!Once again Many Congratulations!

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  • 416. At 2:01pm on 12 Mar 2010, Catherine wrote:

    Congratulations Christine - you did it :-) Fantastic achievement xxx

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  • 417. At 2:05pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jim Bryant wrote:

    Well done Christine! A great achievement. You must be very relieved it's all over.Enjoy the celebrations.Looking forward to tonight's show.

    A number 1 fan.

    x

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  • 418. At 2:07pm on 12 Mar 2010, gaynor chapman wrote:

    WELL DONE!!!! you should be so proud of yourself as we are

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  • 419. At 2:09pm on 12 Mar 2010, Polly wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are an absolute inspiration.All those doom and gloom mongers that said you couldn't do it will have to eat their words. You showed them how strong you are WELL DONE AGAIN. Polly

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  • 420. At 2:12pm on 12 Mar 2010, Phil Bates wrote:

    Christine,your an inspiration to those around you, or should be aye Adrian.
    Sincere congratulations on an epic achievement.
    Your show goes from strength to strength without ducking major issues.
    Well done all.

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  • 421. At 2:15pm on 12 Mar 2010, Enricow wrote:

    Christine,

    Congratulations on such a wonderful feat. You are a true inspiration to all, to get out there and challange yourself, for those who cannot do it for themselves.

    You should be very proud of yourself and when you feel up to it go out there and celebrate your achievement.

    Enrico xxx

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  • 422. At 2:18pm on 12 Mar 2010, Rosemary Mullen wrote:

    Christine, Well done you have acheived a wonderful goal with the great support you had it was brillant. A mention for Adrian he gave you great confidence. I hope you had an Ulster Fry for breakfast this morning!! All worth the money you had brought it for Sports Relief.

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  • 423. At 2:19pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jackie legg wrote:

    Very well done Christine on a fantastic achievement!
    Jackie from Cheshunt - Herts

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  • 424. At 2:28pm on 12 Mar 2010, Julie wrote:

    Well done Christine I think you are fantastic and an inspiration to all of us who wish we could do something amazing to help others.I admire the way you got stuck in to the training,and kept going even though it was very hard.I would love to meet you just to let you know how truly great I think you are.I wish I could be has brave has you.Once again congratulations.
    From Julie

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  • 425. At 2:28pm on 12 Mar 2010, Maurice McDonnell wrote:

    I knew you would do it. All you have to do now is teach Adrian to balance properly on the sofa, I swear he will fall of it one day.
    Many, many Congratulations and I hope you raise a million - your one in a million

    Maurice McDonnell

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  • 426. At 2:31pm on 12 Mar 2010, Elise wrote:

    Wow you did it! What a truly truly wonderful achievement Christine... you are simply fantastic and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that we are very proud of you.
    Huge congratulations and hugs,
    Elise xx

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  • 427. At 2:36pm on 12 Mar 2010, Simon and Gaye Ward wrote:

    Well done Christine, you are a legend! The Irish Sea next year! Big hugs. xx

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  • 428. At 2:37pm on 12 Mar 2010, janet wrote:

    congratulations christine, what an achievement !!!!!!!!!

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  • 429. At 2:41pm on 12 Mar 2010, Sue Jordan wrote:

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  • 430. At 2:47pm on 12 Mar 2010, mikeandsue wrote:

    well done Christine..... a wonderfull achievment, all the doubters are vanquished!!!!!!! Best Wishes Mike and Sue G.

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  • 431. At 2:48pm on 12 Mar 2010, Helen Jones wrote:

    Congratulations Christine a great achievement, time to have a nice massage and be pampered! Best Wishes, Helen Jones

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  • 432. At 2:49pm on 12 Mar 2010, Janet Watson wrote:

    Well done Christine. What a fantastic achievement. We are all very proud of you. Janet xx

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  • 433. At 2:52pm on 12 Mar 2010, Dave C wrote:

    Well done Christine. We have been watching you over the weeks and were totally convinced that you would not make it, because it was obviously so hard for you. You are made of stronger stuff though - WELL DONE!

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  • 434. At 2:53pm on 12 Mar 2010, oldbadger52 wrote:

    CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE !
    Are you coming back the same way or using the ferry!!!!
    ps only joking!

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  • 435. At 2:55pm on 12 Mar 2010, Alistair wrote:

    SIMPLY THE BEST. Christine, you are a very brave girl with a lot of determination. Many congratulations. Alistair

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  • 436. At 2:55pm on 12 Mar 2010, Eileen Boyle wrote:

    Well done Christine - take my hat off to you.

    E

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  • 437. At 2:55pm on 12 Mar 2010, Andy176 wrote:

    Bravo ! Bravo Bravo! absolutely superb! Well done Christine!

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  • 438. At 2:56pm on 12 Mar 2010, Joyce and Eddie wrote:

    Very, very well done Christine! When the news came through that you had done it, must admit we gave a whoop and a holler, then shed a few tears of joy! do hope you're not too exhausted to feel the exhileration.
    We are avid watchers of "The One Show" - stay with it as it wouldn't be the same without you.
    from Joyce and Eddie

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  • 439. At 2:56pm on 12 Mar 2010, Sue Jordan wrote:

    Well done Christine - what an achievement! I've been following your training programme on the show and my heart went out to you as it looked absolutely gruelling. You should be very proud of yourself and I hope you raise a lot of money for Sport Relief.

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  • 440. At 2:57pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jane Sutton wrote:

    Congratulations Christine on a fantastic achievment.
    You should be so proud of yourself , you are a true inspiration.
    Jane

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  • 441. At 2:57pm on 12 Mar 2010, Dave and Julie wrote:

    Wow! You did it! We followed your progress on Chris Evens' Breakfast Show and are really pleased you did it. (Not that we ever really doubted you would). Donations should be pouring in by now.
    We supported you on "Strictly" where you grace and charm (and smile) were always so ably demonstrated. Now you have proved you are tough and brave cookie as well. We are looking forward to tonights show. Thank you so much the privilege of seeing you suceed once again. Dave and Julie Taylor.

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  • 442. At 2:57pm on 12 Mar 2010, Montorgue wrote:

    Hi Christine, I'm nearly 77 my Wife nearly 60. We live in France and follow your progress every day! When I saw the result we had tears in our eyes. What an achievement! What preparation ! What courage ! WHAT A GIRL. Tissues at the raedy tonight.

    Brian and Marie-Claude xxx

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  • 443. At 2:59pm on 12 Mar 2010, JILL BAXENDALE wrote:

    Well done Christine!!!!! Ive donated some money what I could aford, whilst you were crossing the channel this morning.Im sure many other people have done the same. Im really proud of what you have achieved, you're one brave lady and you should feel very, very proud of yourself! Well done you.... go girl!!! Lots of love from Jill, Ian & Mont the dog, Stoke on Trent, Staffs xxxx

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  • 444. At 3:01pm on 12 Mar 2010, superjanet wrote:

    Christine. Extremely well done. We think you are very courageous to have completed such a Herculean task. Donation for £10 on its way. Janet & John Davies

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  • 445. At 3:05pm on 12 Mar 2010, Cris Swinhoe wrote:

    Congratulations Christine on your fine effort. I will be doing my bit for Sport Relief next Friday when I do an Ironman Triathlon. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and a marathon.

    Best wishes

    Cris Swinhoe

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  • 446. At 3:07pm on 12 Mar 2010, Val wrote:

    Well Done Christine I knew you could do it. All the hard work you have put in to raise money to help those who really need it is absolutely fantastic and those of us who so enjoy watching the show every evening are very proud of what you have achieved.

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  • 447. At 3:08pm on 12 Mar 2010, STELLA BANKS wrote:

    F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C !!! WELL DONE THAT GIRL. WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT.
    CONGRATS TO CHRISTINE FOR A GLORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT.

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  • 448. At 3:13pm on 12 Mar 2010, Lisa Murphy wrote:

    Ahh - Christine, you are such a brave and courageous lady, my heart went out to you as you fell, and kept on going. Well done, never forget what you have achieved, it ranks amongs the realms of greatness

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  • 449. At 3:15pm on 12 Mar 2010, Jo McCombe wrote:

    Well Done, Christine! You are an inspiration. Your effort is definitely worth a donation from me to Sports Relief. Hope you have a good rest.

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  • 450. At 3:15pm on 12 Mar 2010, AlistairlovesClaudia wrote:

    Christine I fancy you more than a fish and chip supper.

    Well done you must be on the crest of a wave.....

    Al

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  • 451. At 3:16pm on 12 Mar 2010, Geoff Sutton wrote:

    Well done Christine,a marvelous effort especially at this time of year.Best wishes Geoff Sutton

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  • 452. At 3:18pm on 12 Mar 2010, Susan Vidamour wrote:

    Go on ya girl yeeee!!!!!! Welldone from your classmates of "P" class at Bloomfield! We're all very proud of you! When you got to France did you remember any of Madame Nixon's french? Maybe a salade de tomate ?! hehehe!

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  • 453. At 3:20pm on 12 Mar 2010, rsmithers wrote:

    Well done girl.

    I knew you would make it because you were determined. Although no-one would have agreed with you had you not completed the challenge, it was maybe the fear of "letting people down" which spurred you on.

    I think you are absolutely deserving of the name "STAR" for what you did to raise that money.

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  • 454. At 3:22pm on 12 Mar 2010, Dave Perry wrote:

    Well done Christine your wonder woman 2010
    We all love you Christine for Prime Minister !!!!

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  • 455. At 3:22pm on 12 Mar 2010, Julie A wrote:

    Congratulations....
    What an acheivement, give yourself a pat on the back girl (thats if your arms will allow you),youve done yourself proad!!!and the whole of the uk is proad of you too.

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  • 456. At 3:26pm on 12 Mar 2010, pensioner wrote:

    Christine,

    Congratulation, well done, just one question, Where did you keep your passport, are there pockets in a wet suit ??

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  • 457. At 3:27pm on 12 Mar 2010, fragilebook wrote:

    Well done Christine! You are a braver person than I am.

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  • 458. At 3:27pm on 12 Mar 2010, nomad wrote:

    Well done girl! I'm not often moved to make donations, but I did for your achievement.

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  • 459. At 3:29pm on 12 Mar 2010, Joe McDowell Belfast wrote:

    A big Norn Iron Congratulations to ya Christine. Stickin Out luv. U done yourself and our we country proud.

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  • 460. At 3:34pm on 12 Mar 2010, caroc-1 wrote:

    I am full of admiration for you. Know I couldn't do anything like that...you and Eddie Izzard are tops

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  • 461. At 3:38pm on 12 Mar 2010, Christine wrote:

    Well done. Fantastic effort. What a role model you are for all women young and old.

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  • 462. At 3:46pm on 12 Mar 2010, Ralph and Linda wrote:

    Christine the Brave! Sincere congratulations on a magnificent achievement, and for such a worthwhile cause - makes us proud to be British! Ralph and Linda, Derby.

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  • 463. At 3:46pm on 12 Mar 2010, Linda Mills wrote:

    Oh Well Done Christine
    Had a tear in my eye when I knew you had achieved this fantastic feat
    Adrian had better be looking after you tonight - I'll be watching

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  • 464. At 3:57pm on 12 Mar 2010, ann pritchard wrote:

    you are one crazy lady!!!! and that's why we love you...Well done, what an incredible achievement...So proud of you - you put your words into action!

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  • 465. At 4:03pm on 12 Mar 2010, Steve wrote:

    Well done Christine. A wonderful achievement. Looking forward to seeing you, all refreshed, on the sofa this evening.

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  • 466. At 4:04pm on 12 Mar 2010, macgarth wrote:

    Christine. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement. Your courage and determination is an example to us all. Puts us 70 year olds to shame!!

    Again well done and for such a good cause.

    Judy & Nigel

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  • 467. At 4:06pm on 12 Mar 2010, Dave eden wrote:

    I have spent some years at sea but I would never have done what you have done, you must be one of the bravest young ladies ever. Well done and may your God be with you. Dave Eden

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  • 468. At 4:06pm on 12 Mar 2010, JOAN W wrote:

    Christine you are so brave! You deserve a medal for your efforts.
    Well done
    Joan W.

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  • 469. At 4:08pm on 12 Mar 2010, jancanc wrote:

    very very well done Christine you have my utmost admiration for sheer guts and determinaton,I know you have done it for a worth while cause but I am sure you did not sleep well last night at the thought of your mammoth task.I cannot wait for tonights show I am sure it will be emotional (for me,I hope not too many tears otherwise I wont be able to see your triumphant arrival.)Well done and lots of love and hopefully a restful weekend to tend your bruises.Jan in Thirsk North Yorks

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  • 470. At 4:09pm on 12 Mar 2010, Carol wrote:

    Brilliant Christine, what a girl. You must be feeling on top of the world. The courage and dedication to the challenge was supreme. A shining example of what is possible if you try. Your support team deserve a big thank you but it was you who had to stay the course. Let's hope that this success boosts the coffers of Sport Relief.

    Carol Stripe

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  • 471. At 4:09pm on 12 Mar 2010, shirley goyder wrote:

    WELL DONE! Christine we knew you would do it, we have been watching you every night since you first announced what you wanted to do, we have also fallen in love with the children of Africa and hope to go back some day, until then we are saving our 't' shirts and will take them and things like biro pens and pencils, we saw when we were there a few years ago just how much these things mean to them.
    We want to sponser you but do not like to use the internet to do this, can you suggest how we can donate to your spectacular achievement.lot of love from Shirley and Michael Goyder

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  • 472. At 4:10pm on 12 Mar 2010, LoopyL wrote:

    Fabulous achievement, knew you could do it, have a good rest!!!

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  • 473. At 4:10pm on 12 Mar 2010, onwardsandsidewards wrote:

    Absolutely brilliant. The thought of you doing this has amazed everyone I have spoken to. West Dorset salutes you. My goal of a one mile run will now try for three. Doing the 'Bleakley Challenge' will be the new buzz word. Congratulations.

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  • 474. At 4:12pm on 12 Mar 2010, Lee wrote:

    Congratulations to Christine from Geneva !!
    We get 'The One Show' here each night, and were routing for you!
    What courage !!
    Fantastic - you should be mighty proud !!

    Lee, Geneva

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  • 475. At 4:13pm on 12 Mar 2010, DaveandSandra wrote:

    Listening to your progress while driving from Omagh to Belfast this morning - well done so proud of you! You put us ALL to shame with your efforts!

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  • 476. At 4:14pm on 12 Mar 2010, rosiemed wrote:

    Congratulations Christine! Well done - what an achievement - you must be so proud of yourself!

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  • 477. At 4:14pm on 12 Mar 2010, brownowl wrote:

    I think this is an amazing achievement. Last night I felt sick watching The One Show as it seemed such a hard and dangerous thing to attempt. But Christine is made of stern stuff and I am over the moon that she made it safely. Christine worked so hard to achieve this - she is an inspiration.

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  • 478. At 4:17pm on 12 Mar 2010, Aprilartist wrote:

    Well done, Christine. As someone who only learnt to swim last year after a lifetime fear of water, I think you're amazing. My heart was in my mouth this morning thinking of what was ahead of you.

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  • 479. At 4:18pm on 12 Mar 2010, Rae Jardine wrote:

    Well done Christine. Absolutely fantastic effort. You're a very brave girl. Will see you on the one show tonight as usual.
    Love and kisses Rae and Roz xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 480. At 4:18pm on 12 Mar 2010, Chrissie Elliott wrote:

    Hi Christine
    Well done! Well done! Well done! What a fantastic achievement. You are amazing and an inspiration to us all.

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  • 481. At 4:18pm on 12 Mar 2010, Kezzaa wrote:

    Well done Christine, knew you could do it! been at school today waiting for news!

    your amaaaazing, so glad it went well...
    you can add "water skiier" to your CV :)

    Kayleigh
    xoxo

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  • 482. At 4:22pm on 12 Mar 2010, Sue wrote:

    Well done Christine so glad it all went well knew you could do it you should be so proud of yourself fantastic Sue

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  • 483. At 4:29pm on 12 Mar 2010, Mike D wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, you are an inspiration to us all. I can't wait to see the footage in tonight's show. Hope folk will still ring SKI and 'double the money' you have raised.

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  • 484. At 4:33pm on 12 Mar 2010, elliephoeb wrote:

    Well done Christine!! Elaine & Phoebe Mills think you are absolutely fantastic for achieving the waterski crossing to France.

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  • 485. At 4:36pm on 12 Mar 2010, carcuscrae wrote:

    Well done Christine, I knew you would do it. You are a legend!!!

    Congrats....

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  • 486. At 4:37pm on 12 Mar 2010, Conrad Thompson wrote:

    Well done Christine that was simply amazing this morning was following online and radio 2,You can go on the show tonight and be very proud. I suggest that tonight Adrian gives you a local legend award on behalf of the people from Dover, Calais and from all the people that have donated. Well done just think only 12 months till you need to do something even more wicked. Have a nice relaxing weekend doing nothing after tonights show then we will all see you monday.
    YOUR SIMPLY THE BEST BETTER THEN ALL THE REST. XXX

    Regards Conrad

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  • 487. At 4:38pm on 12 Mar 2010, EMMABROMILOW wrote:

    Congratulations and well done Christine .
    Emma Shrewsbury

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  • 488. At 4:39pm on 12 Mar 2010, Su wrote:

    Well done Christine, as regular viewers of the One Show we have followed your progress - laughed with you, cried with you. We are so very proud of you. Well done. Love from the Lathams xxxx

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  • 489. At 4:46pm on 12 Mar 2010, Emily wrote:

    Congratulations Christine!
    SUPERSKIER!
    You have done an amazing thing for an amazing cause. Well done! x

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  • 490. At 4:50pm on 12 Mar 2010, paul h wrote:

    Christine,
    My heart was in my mouth up t'north here in York, as I read that you had set off on your epic journey. I didn't leave the house until I knew that you were safe and sound on French soil. If I had a medal I would give it to you. But I think that The Queen should give you one instead. A true ambassador for Northern Ireland. Get yourself the world's biggest massage and a well deserved pamper, before returning to the day job.



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  • 491. At 4:50pm on 12 Mar 2010, MarkThompson1 wrote:

    You are MAD BUT WELL DONE.

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  • 492. At 4:53pm on 12 Mar 2010, Ann-R wrote:

    What a wonderful achievement!!!
    So many people including myself were wishing you had decided to do something else! But, now, I think that now you've done this Christine, that nothing in life should ever faze you again. Well done!! XX

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  • 493. At 4:58pm on 12 Mar 2010, Ggilld wrote:

    Amazing - well done - we are all so proud of you x

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  • 494. At 4:58pm on 12 Mar 2010, Lez Paylor wrote:

    Congratulations Christine, you are truly Insperational and give us up lifting hope on our Poo Canoe Channel Challenge later on this year.

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  • 495. At 5:01pm on 12 Mar 2010, Ian P wrote:

    Well done Christine. You've triumphed again against all the odds and can be justly proud of your achievement today. I can't wait to see the footage from this morning on tonight's show and I shall watch it full of admiration. I hope the organisers have arranged for you to have a weekend full of pampering because you've well and truly earnt it!

    Once again, a tremendous effort and you're an inspiration to us all! xoxox

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  • 496. At 5:01pm on 12 Mar 2010, LostmekecksintheGmex wrote:

    well done you vision of loveliness in a wetsuit :)

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  • 497. At 5:02pm on 12 Mar 2010, lp57 wrote:

    Well done Christine, what an absolutely amazing achievement. You should be very proud of yourself. WHAT A STAR!!
    LP xx

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  • 498. At 5:03pm on 12 Mar 2010, Watersider wrote:

    Congratulations Christine. I have to admit that I wasn't really sure that you'd manage to get to France, but I voted for you anyway.
    Well done!!

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  • 499. At 5:04pm on 12 Mar 2010, LG wrote:

    Sei Bravissssssima!!!
    Cara Christina! we've been watching your progress from here in Italy, and this morning we all had butterflies in our tummies for you. You've moved me personally for many reasons, but I want to say that I appreciate that you didn't feel it necessary to hide behind bravado. Like anything in life when we are hurting or grieving we must give ourselves permission to let it show and it needn't prevent us from succeeding. Oddly, every time you had to get up after a fall, I was reminded of how we women face the next contraction of childbirth and with that I was hopeful that your strength and determination would see you to the finish for such a wonderful cause.

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  • 500. At 5:06pm on 12 Mar 2010, Brian Ellis wrote:

    Well done Christine! You are a very brave lady and what a fantastic amount you have raised for sport relief! It takes a great deal of courage to do what you have done today!

    Best Wishes

    Brian from Mousehole West Cornwall

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